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Previous work demonstrates that migrating files between disks may induce idleness in servers and facilitate power management. However, these studies focus on steady-state power savings and do not consider the energy consumption and performance overhead of migrating files between disks. In this study, we construct a constrained optimization problem of file location for high-bandwidth applications by considering file migration energy, as well as steady-state energy consumption. We present an algorithm that improves quality-of-service by 63% for a streaming video server compared with existing techniques while maintaining comparable energy saving.