Re: Optimal Free Space

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Subject: Re: Optimal Free Space
Posted by:  Pegasus [MVP] (ne…@microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009

"Server 2003 Hard Disk" <Server 2003 Hard Di…@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:0E197C97-4636-494E-A0B3-8962F45EA5…@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> Does anyone know what amount Windows Server 2003R2 will get the optimal
> performance with free hard disk space?
>
> Thank you.
> Dan

There is no "optimal" figure - a partition that is 10% full will perform at
the same speed as one that is 50% full. However, it is common practice to
leave at least 20% of disk space free and to defrag data partitions once
every so often.

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Optimal Free Space posted by Server 2003 Hard Disk on Thu, 23 Apr 2009