harddrive question

By nnick
Mar 21, 2006
  1. i have a 80 gig hardrive, bu tmy comp, dell xps 400 keeps tellin me i got 70.6 total gigs left wtf?
    i do u se hibernate a lot but i dont think this is a problem
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    If this is a new drive, then having less capacity is normal, due to formatting the drive.
  3. nnick

    nnick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but ten gigs less, and its about 4 months old
  4. nnick

    nnick TS Rookie Topic Starter

    one more thing, what will a defragmentation of the disk do?
    it cant hurt can it?
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    defragmenting organizes the files of your drive in a logical sequence and also brings them back together. Over time files get fragmented all over your drive causing your drive to work harder and longer when reading your files. This can slow down your system considerably.
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