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Old October 25, 2011, 09:31 AM
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I have some wd ears 2TB drives that are filling up but I don't know where I should stop 100GB, 50GB 20GB free space? Is there some sort of basic rule about how far to fill a drive?

1 drive is 1st partition 1.38TB size and 394GB free space, 2nd partition size 439GB and 130GB free space.

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I have some wd ears 2TB drives that are filling up but I don't know where I should stop 100GB, 50GB 20GB free space? Is there some sort of basic rule about how far to fill a drive?

1 drive is 1st partition 1.38TB size and 394GB free space, 2nd partition size 439GB and 130GB free space.

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I tend to leave 10% for defragmenters to run, ssd's I leave a little more 15% for ITGC or TRIM.
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Old October 25, 2011, 10:57 AM
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If you're talking about a data only drive that's just for storage, then you can basically fill it right up as there's little defragmentation anyways.
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If you're talking about a data only drive that's just for storage, then you can basically fill it right up as there's little defragmentation anyways.
STill even a Data drive will have its reads and writes.
Better to provision for that in advance. I say much like Supergrover that 10% should be left.

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%10 sounds good, I'll do that.

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For an archive drive for something like movies/data/music I think 95% is a good level.
For an everyday active drive I don't let it get over 60-70% before I start to transfer to an archive drive.
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