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comment What features are important in a scanner + sheet feeder for old personal documents
@CroadLangshan The answer (however good or not, that's a separate issue) is in the first paragraph. However, if I'm already answering, I think some advice which I see as important (though admittedly, not worthy of an answer by itself) can be added after it. But as I said - I agree, the "answer" itself is only in the first paragraph.
Jan
26
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.)
Jan
26
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?)
Jan
26
comment Will a large block size affect speed noticeably?
@misha256 Rotating drive. (I assume that's what you're asking.)
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@killermist OK. No problem. I was just surprised about the bad rep. Anyway, thanks for the feedback.
Jan
26
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.)
Jan
26
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.)
Jan
26
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.
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@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.
Jan
26
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
Can anyone please explain what's wrong with the question so I can edit it?
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Darkshadow2913 See my previous comment.
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Hastur Thanks. By the way - if you don't add "@ispiro" in your comment. I don't get notified of your post.
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
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!
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
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?
Jan
25
comment Compact files into contiguous area on disk
@Hastur Nice workaround. I'll still be looking for a direct way of doing this. But not bad!
Jan
15
comment Loose power-cable connection
I realize this doesn't matter that much, but - I updated the question with a link to where you can see what it looks like.
Jan
15
comment Loose power-cable connection
Thanks. What does "sense" mean? Is that the minus, or is the ground the minus? (What happens if the "sense" breaks?)
Jan
15
comment Why does “shrink volume” not find any empty space?
@Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Thanks for the link to the duplicate. The answer and comments there helped.
Jan
15
comment Loose power-cable connection
Actually the HP connection is like the left part in that the outer side is metallic. And like the left one in that it has the center pin (though much thinner).
Jan
15
comment Loose power-cable connection
Thanks. Perhaps I'll try bending it a little. And hope for the best.