What will getting an average file size do for you at all? You'll have 4gig game files and 1k .dll files, so you say you have a 2 gig file size there, then what? It's a useless thing to know and does not affect anything. If you want to clear up drive space you want to find your largest files, not an average.
You want the tools from here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb79553... to monitor what is running. File size will not affect any performace, except copy and move operations, but then you are benchmarking large vs small file transfer and not system speed. Like I said, you will not get anything from knowing what your average file size is, it's like wanting to know the average size if a peice of wood in your house. I was using a game file as an example of size not that it matters in either case. PC performace does not have anything to do with how big the files on the drive are. They just sit there till you use them.
but hang 9 you must know that when you answer my question like that you prevent other people from posting the answers I am looking for, because they see you already "answered" my question or they see the topic being made fun of.
I'm confused about the benchmark you posted, is that the amount to copy the files? Of course a 512 byte file will take less time to copy than a 1 mb file. That's like asking why driving 1 mile takes less time than 100 miles.
It also takes longer to copy many small files than it does to copy one large file of the same size.
But the whole point of my posts is that knowing what size your files are is useless. What are you going to do about it? Just delete random files if you don't like their size? Just because the files are sitting there being all different sizes does not do a single thing for performace. The file is that size because it has to be. Just like your house will be standing the same way if you find that the support beams are 6 times thicker than your window frames or if you did not know or care. Would you cut down the support beams because you think they are too thick and add too much weight? No, so are you going to start deleting large files because they take longer to copy during a banchmark than a smaller file?
The only time file a user should be concered with file size is if they are looking to clear useless large files to free up space, or if some file or directory is abnormally large as that could mean a software issue or a virus.
thanks for your help or lack of it hang-the-9
if you care to read you will understated why I wanted this info.
WHY EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW THIS INFO
not for deleting files
who ever thinks that this info is for deleting files must have very limited intelligence, or creativity http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/buyers-guide/the-ssd...
First, I never said this was for deleting files, I said that about 5 times, you seem to have trouble reading things.
Second, if you know this, what are you going to do about it? What I said is that knowing this info is useless aside from just knowing how the hard-drive works. So you know that the drive access 8k files the most. What are you going to do about it? The article you linked just complains that SSD drives do not list the most commonly used files when they list their speeds, it does not say a word about how to optimize the system.