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Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by waspman3, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. waspman3

    waspman3 New Member

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    My hard drive is 111 gb and Ive got 45gb left.Pc is still running strong so is there a time when I should invest in say an external hard drive or not let it get below a certain limit?
    WASPMAN
    P.S.Have music,games that tie up alot of it.
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    I'm actually curious about this as well. Every "expert" I ask says to not let it get below X% or performance will lower. I get a different X% with every person I ask. Its a nonissue for me though, I have about 750GB total and have never used more than 15-20% or so.
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Worry when it gets below 20.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    20gb or percent in his case?
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    i would say keep at least 15% free so you can still defrag, other than that, there's really no program/os that needs a specific amount free to operate.
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    waspman3 New Member

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    Thanks guys!!You can never be to sure when it comes to something like this ya know?Shoot if I had a 750gb system I wouldnt worry.Granted Ive gotten alot smarter over the years.I've deleted all my porn but have plenty of games and music. WASPMAN
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I like to keep at least 20 gigs free on mine, otherwise, it seems to chop on me.
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    I think it really depends on each individual setup and WIN configuration. I've never let my HDD get below 30g - but that's rare for me.

    If you're that worried about space, though - it might be worthwhile to finally getting around to manually cleaning out crap. Go through each individual folder and toss what you don't need anymore.
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    I don't let any of my HDD's get below 50%. That's just me being picky though.

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