Hard drive Question??

movinup

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I have a Dell notebook with a 30 gig HD. The file system is NTFS, Win XP Pro.

I have noticed that when I defrag the disk usage after shows a large open area where there is apparently no data. On a different computer using FAT 32 when I defrag, it seems to move the data to the front of the disk and I have no blank areas afterward. Is this normal for the NTFS file system or ...? I have no operational problems with either computer.
 

cavemangrinder

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I have a Dell notebook with a 30 gig HD. The file system is NTFS, Win XP Pro.

I have noticed that when I defrag the disk usage after shows a large open area where there is apparently no data. On a different computer using FAT 32 when I defrag, it seems to move the data to the front of the disk and I have no blank areas afterward. Is this normal for the NTFS file system or ...? I have no operational problems with either computer.

Its perfectly normal. NTFS has a different file system than FAT32.
 
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