NTFS Performance Hacks
Subject:   Incorrect...
Date:   2006-07-26 23:29:23
From:   reillyuser2
"This will prevent the MTF from becoming fragmented, which is important because the Disk Defragmenter tool can't defragment the MFT."

Wrong... Under Windows XP, the Disk Defragmenter (and any defragger that uses the defrag APIs) *can* defragment the $MFT, with Windows running:

"The other big enhancement [to the defrag support in Windows XP] is support for online defragmentation of the MFT and most directory and file metadata."