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Windows 7: WD format provides "free" 11% extra storage

12 Dec 2009   #11
Warfare

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hmm, Now I know im not getting a hard drive for Christmas now. LOL


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12 Dec 2009   #12
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

To bad normal WD drives can't do this...
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12 Dec 2009   #13
Qdos

 

Surely you can already save space in a similar way by redefining your drive cluster size, on any kind of HDD, or by compressive storage methods where the gains can result in figures well over eleven percent...
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12 Dec 2009   #14
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Surely you can already save space in a similar way by redefining your drive cluster size, on any kind of HDD, or by compressive storage methods where the gains can result in figures well over eleven percent...
I am not well studied in the area of HD compressions or drive clusters...care to share some knowledge in these areas?
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12 Dec 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

On a positive note about ALL HDDs:
This will drive the price of all of them down.
Go WD!

~Lordbob
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13 Dec 2009   #16
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Surely you can already save space in a similar way by redefining your drive cluster size, on any kind of HDD, or by compressive storage methods where the gains can result in figures well over eleven percent...
I am not well studied in the area of HD compressions or drive clusters...care to share some knowledge in these areas?
yeah i remember this from PM (partition magic, then the best partitioning tool in the market)
look at Internal Fragmentation
Fragmentation (computer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]
and here
http://www.ntfs.com/ntfs_optimization.htm
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13 Dec 2009   #17
Qdos

 

It's a very technical subject, and to a degree gaining disk space by fiddling with your cluster sizes depends upon what's in your archives, but WD making a song and dance over 11% doesn't represent much at the end of the day, especially since mechanical storage is already fading into the realms of being a legacy technology...

We could soon even be looking at organic components in computers...
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13 Dec 2009   #18
cloud8521

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
It's a very technical subject, and to a degree gaining disk space by fiddling with your cluster sizes depends upon what's in your archives, but WD making a song and dance over 11% doesn't represent much at the end of the day, especially since mechanical storage is already fading into the realms of being a legacy technology...

We could soon even be looking at organic components in computers...
i dont think so, mechanical disks still have the longest lifespan and sizes. also write speed. remember that a SSHD has a finite amount of writes possible
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13 Dec 2009   #19
Nikolay

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 | Windows XP Pro x86 | Windows Vista Ultimate x86
 
 

Do you think I should wait before buying a HDD? I was thinking about buying a 1 TB HDD for Christmas but now I'm thinking about waiting a bit.
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13 Dec 2009   #20
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
Do you think I should wait before buying a HDD? I was thinking about buying a 1 TB HDD for Christmas but now I'm thinking about waiting a bit.
wait for sure since that it might just might mean that HDD could go down in price to be competitive...
this has got me waiting on two 2tb drives that i would otherwise lose a huge amount of space on, especially since thats the limit for most drives...
instead im getting a 1 tb in the meantime...
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