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asked How do I get IE to prompt before opening a pdf file?
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comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
You wrote...the primary benefit in choosing larger cluster sizes is that it will reduce the likelihood of fragmentation in larger files. - implying that fragmentation does matter. Besides - with time - fragmentation might be quite large here. (You can see the discussion in the comments directly under the question.)
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comment Will a large block size affect speed noticeably?
But wouldn't the reduced fragmentation cause a noticeable speed difference? (If not - why does the fragmentation matter?)
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comment Will a large block size affect speed noticeably?
@misha256 Rotating drive. (I assume that's what you're asking.)
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@killermist OK. No problem. I was just surprised about the bad rep. Anyway, thanks for the feedback.
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comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@killermist Let's assume you're right. But is asking such a question a reason for downvotes? Is it that bad despite a question on this site having 3 answers, all of them not dismissing defragging? I'm not arguing that it is needed. I'm asking whether it's so bad to ask something, assuming something that others here agree with. (And again, I'm not arguing about defragging here. Maybe you're right about that.)
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comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Keltari I disagree. Most of the talk about Windows 7 not needing defragging is because it's done regularly. Not the case with an external drive, and even with the internal drive there are issues... (I recently defragged a "0% fragmented" drive. It took over an hour.)
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asked Will a large block size affect speed noticeably?
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comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Keltari See my previous comment. I'm worried about slow performance (mainly while backing up. I'm hoping restoring will be kept to a minimum, of course) because of disk fragmentation.
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@killermist I don't have performance issues unless I unwisely fill a pool to more then 80% full - I want to store as many disk images as I can to serve as a makeshift "system restore"-system (because system restore does delete user files (such as JavaScript files).) So yes, it will be very full.
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Can anyone please explain what's wrong with the question so I can edit it?
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@Darkshadow2913 See my previous comment.
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@Hastur Thanks. By the way - if you don't add "@ispiro" in your comment. I don't get notified of your post.
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Thanks. Anyway, I don't have to have it perfectly side by side. My goal is just to avoid filling up the drive quickly and then starting to fragment every new disk image. But thanks for the information!
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you wont ever realistically be able to get the files perfectly side by side - Why not? what filesystem it is - NTFS. small amount of freespace ... deal with expansion - I don't understand that - What expansion?
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@Hastur Nice workaround. I'll still be looking for a direct way of doing this. But not bad!
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