4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 17, 2014 5:40 PM by Bill Gehrke

    Percentage VS Remaining Gigabytes on Drives

    johnt53984649 Level 2

      We've all heard that the emptier a Hard Drive is, the faster it will run.  So let's consider the following (it is but a mere example, purely hypothetical and not realistic):

      • Hard Drive 1: I have my boot drive as a Samsung 850 Pro with 256GB.  128GB are taken up for various applications.
      • Hard Drive 2: I have my boot drive as a Samsung 850 Pro with 1TB.  512GB are taken up for various applications.

      Notice.  Both of them have 50% of the storage taken up.  However, the terabyte hard drive still have more total gigabytes remaining.  Could better performance be expected out of hard drive 1 or 2, and for what reason?  (Assuming all other specifications are the same.)

       

      Basically, I'm purely comparing percentage used vs number of gigabytes remaining.