When installling OS X I always try to cluster the OS related files at the outer tracks of the hard drive, where the disk is fastest. (See http://macperformanceguide.com/Storage-WhyYouNeedMoreThanYouNeed.html) So I generally like to install OS X to an empty hard drive, and be done with all the OS related updates before I go on to install applications, copy user files etc. Most of the OS related files (depending on need for future updates) will now be clustered nicely together, making the machine as fast as it can be. My question is: Does Time Machine "respect my efforts" here when doing a full restore? Will it place my system files at the outer tracks where they belong, or will it ignore the original placement of the files? Thanks!