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20% of disk space free

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

  1. paulus89

    paulus89 New Member

    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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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    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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