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Old 06-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Too much space equals slower computer?

I heard somewhere in which I don't recall where that too much Hard Drive space can actually slow down your computer, is it true?

Also a link for a 1 Terabyte Hard Drive....
http://www.gadgetopia.com/2004/01/14...HardDrive.html
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Old 06-30-2005, 02:33 PM   #2
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i don't think so. I don't see how it could.
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Old 06-30-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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dude.. how can that be possible..
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Old 06-30-2005, 04:43 PM   #4
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Not at all you could have a 10 million gb hdd (metaphorically speaking of course) too much space on a 5400 rpm hdd will slow it down ^_^ but hey 5400 rpm on any hdd will do the same.
So yeah what you heard was 'fubar'
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:46 PM   #5
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of course the exact opposite is true,

too little space on a hard disk ill slow it dow as files will be fragmented t fill the available space.
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:52 PM   #6
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I heard that the met office has a 1 petabyte hard drive, 1 million (or billion, cant remember) gigabytes, god I'd love that. Surely it wouldnt slow it down, if anything keep it faster
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Old 06-30-2005, 05:57 PM   #7
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Wow, That would be incredible. 1 petabyte... Insane!
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just think about running a defrag on that......you could fly across the world eat dinner every contry and come back and it would be finished haha.

BTW that was a joke. Dont think im to stupid, just a little.
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:40 PM   #9
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I have 3 soon to be 4 80gig drives on my system. Runs like a champ.
A lot of factors figure in when using a hard drive. Like is it dma mode 5 or 6. These are the fastest second to sata. Is it 5700 or 7200rpms? That figures in also. Moving the swapper file to a secondary drive will speed things up. If the drive has to look at the swapper and find or write something in a short time frame that will slow things down.

To be short a large drive will not slow your system down if you use it wisely. Having a second drive will also speed things up and increase your storage size to boot. A phyiscal drive not a logical drive.
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I have two 120GB drives and I barely use any space... RAID 0 Array also increases your systems speed as it strips the data off each individual HDD quickly. RAID 1 slows it down, so RAID 10 is perfect for servers or people who want data backups without losing speed.
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