Does it save time when the file is expanded? It is a best practice to keep the file increase size relatively small because of the hit on performance when the database file grows, does Instant Initialize help in this regard? Thanks, Rick
Yes, IFI saves time when the file is expanded (either manually or by AutoGrowth).
For example, if currently your data file size is 40 GB & you want to expand it to 70 GB proactively, IFI helps you there by reducing the processing time.