Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101
I was told cutting fragments your hard dive while copying does not.
I've only noticed that cutting is faster.
Cutting would leave a "gap" where the data used to be.
So what? Your defrag program will keep that in check over time.
If you want to leave a version of the files at the original location, copy.
If not, cut.
That's what I do, regardless of perceived speed or fragmentation concerns.