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Old 05-01-2005, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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will it make my computer slower?

i have a lot of stuff like nero, windvd, a bunch of anti virus stuff, roxio easy cd creator, lots of adobe cd's that i got for free (although some of them are old versions)

i thought it would be cool to try to see how much of that 200gb i can eat away

is this a bad thing to do? will it make my computer slower significantly?

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Old 05-02-2005, 12:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you shouldnt notice any difference till the drive is about 95% full, provided if your using windows, you keep it defragged
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well i defrag each month, so i guess that wouldn't be a problem

my friend told me that he loaded his hdd up to almost full and he said his comp was really slow, so i was worried kinda

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Nah dude if u keep ure system defragged and you will be straight i recomend though not going over 170 gigs of about the 194 you have though because then you might find a problem.

That shouldnt be real noticeable though. If your hell bent on doing that though get DiskKeeper program it defrags better than windows defrag.
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haha, i only used up 40 gigs after installing everything

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dont worry, i deleted all my games. And have used, not including windows, 4gig of my 160 gig hd. So your not doing too bad. :bald:
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If the computer is slow booting up you may want to take some of the programs off of your boot list.
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my 120 is full, im taking up about 20 on the 250 and i have like 10 left on my 40
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Well, if you FILL it completely, you will notice it, a lot. The more full it gets, the harder it has to look for files. But if you've got a fast computer it shouldn't really matter.

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Holy, 200 GB? That's insane, I have trouble filling up a 80GB drive. Dude I'm sure you won't have a problem.
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