Currently I am working on cheap ways to improve my hard disk performance on my PC. I know that one way to do so is short stroking, but I would like to utilize my entire disk, not just part of it. I need a way to move my common files to the outside of my disk platters. Currently I am trying Auslogics Disk Defragmenter, which I understand does this, but I was wondering what programs there are that will move commonly accessed and system files to the outside of ones hard drive. Are there any programs you can specify certain files you want to move to the outside?
My hard drive also has the MFT in two different places, is there a way I can make it continuous and on the outside of the disk?
Also, when one creates a new partition, are the new spaces organized from the outside to the inside of the disk, so if I were to create a partition on my hard drive, the first partition would be on the outer edges of the platters?