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Old 12-13-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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I have a Dell notebook with a 30 gig HD. The file system is NTFS, Win XP Pro.

I have noticed that when I defrag the disk usage after shows a large open area where there is apparently no data. On a different computer using FAT 32 when I defrag, it seems to move the data to the front of the disk and I have no blank areas afterward. Is this normal for the NTFS file system or ...? I have no operational problems with either computer.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:39 PM   #2
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I have a Dell notebook with a 30 gig HD. The file system is NTFS, Win XP Pro.

I have noticed that when I defrag the disk usage after shows a large open area where there is apparently no data. On a different computer using FAT 32 when I defrag, it seems to move the data to the front of the disk and I have no blank areas afterward. Is this normal for the NTFS file system or ...? I have no operational problems with either computer.

Its perfectly normal. NTFS has a different file system than FAT32.
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No problem, good. Thank you.
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