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Using space on different drive slow down your computer?

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    Using space on different drive slow down your computer?


    Does making a new drive by shrinking volume of c: drive and making a volume of the new drive slow down your computer? Oh and does using space on the new drive slow down your computer either?

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    No to both questions with exceptions. For instance, if you shrink a partition to the point that there's too little free space, that can cause performance issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    No to both questions with exceptions. For instance, if you shrink a partition to the point that there's too little free space, that can cause performance issues.
    Does that mean I can use as much space as I want on a new drive made using the disc management program?
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    You can't simply "make" a new drive using disc management. You need to physically have a drive with unallocated space available on it and then you can create a drive, partition it as you like, then format it and assign it a drive letter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    You can't simply "make" a new drive using disc management. You need to physically have a drive with unallocated space available on it and then you can create a drive, partition it as you like, then format it and assign it a drive letter.
    Can't you just shrink the volume of the c: drive and format it before using any space on it.
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    Yes you can, just ensure that you don't shrink the original partition too much.
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