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revised Why does emptying disk space speed up computers?
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@JasonC However, I did add a couple lines to my answer based on your comment, to more directly address the title question.
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@JasonC Each of those points is true in isolation, but taken as a part of the whole system can add up to real slowdowns. An example is this claim: "Freeing disk space won't decrease seek times if your data is already all over the drive." I can't dispute that by itself, but I can point out the defrag service can now move this data towards the front of the drive, and now those things will improve seek times. Other points in your comment have similar counters: running out of disk space won't increase seeks for well organized data, but it does make it less likely that data stays organized.
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