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20% of disk space free

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by paulus89, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. paulus89

    paulus89 New Member

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    Hi all

    Does anyone have an opinion about when free disk space can affect Windows server performance? Diskeeper recommends that your drives should not drop below 20% free as lack of contiguous free blocks can cause excessive fragmentation. And does it make a difference how large the drive is? For example a 300gb drive still has 60 gig free at 20% That seems enough not to cause a problem wouldn't you agree?

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  2. greenbrucelee
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    I'm not sure about server but the PC I have now is the first PC I have had since 96 and its hasn't dropped below 167GB out of 250GB yet.

    But I remember my last PC which had a 250MB hard drive as soon as I got 90MB left although it had 96MB Ram which was good back then the performance of the PC went to a crawl.
     
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