Most Windows NT 4.0 users have silently cursed NTFS and NT's lack of a defragmentation utility. Even within NTFS, individual files and free space on a disk partition are not contiguous; rather, they are broken up and scattered around the disk. File access and creations can slow because of the physical requirement to move the disk heads across the disk platters to collect and place pieces of data . Like most IS professionals, you probably don't want to wait for the defragmenter promised in NT 5.0.
The Windows NT Magazine Lab's test environment includes the following hardware and software: The Primary Domain Controller (PDC) is an NCR S40 with 130MB of RAM, dual 133MHz Pentium processors, and three 4GB SCSI hard disks. The Backup Domain Controller (BDC) is a Digital Prioris HX 5133DP with 64MB of RAM, dual 133MHz Pentium processors, and four 1GB SCSI hard disks.