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Windows 7: What's free space consolidation?

18 Apr 2011   #1
sasanet

windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
What's free space consolidation?

hello, thanks for reading!

there is an option in command line promt:
Code:
defrag C: /X
which will consolidate free space, it takes about 40 or more minutes on 150GB HDD.

what means this command?
or what free space consolidation means?

thank you.
sasanet.


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18 Apr 2011   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

free space consolidation takes all free sectors and such on your hard drive and arranges them together so they are contiguous. If you don't do that, it just means that some files could get placed into other blank areas between files and such on your hard drive. Hard drives are so fast these days, that I'm unsure as to whether bothering with free space consolidation would really make a noticeable difference.
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18 Apr 2011   #3
sasanet

windows 7 ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

thnx pparks1 for reply, I get it now.
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