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Performance and the hard disk size

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Does the size of the hard disk affect Fedora's performance?

I am looking for a 2 T disk to replace my current disk, but some people are warning me about performance; they say I should buy a disk of at most 1 T. Are they correct?

posted Jun 21, 2013 by anonymous

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They are all MS Windows users, and they say that using a disk larger than 1 T as a boot disk, the performance will be affected. Maybe, that is true with MS Windows and not with Fedora.

answer Jun 21, 2013 by anonymous
Well, there's this side of that situation:

Have you seen Windows complain at boot up that you hadn't shut down properly, and it needs to check the drive? (Of course you did shut dow properly, *it* screwed up doing so.) Then you have the fun of waiting
for it to scan through one hell of a huge drive. More so if your computer likes to regularly screw up.

Then there's drive fragmentation. Windows still seems to be horrid for that. I'd hate to have to wait for a 2 TB drive to defrag. Even if I wasn't watching the box, waiting for it to finish, because I wanted to
use it, but left it overnight - it'd be at it all night.

    $ uname -rsvp
    Linux 3.8.13-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon May 13 13:36:17 UTC 2013 x86_64

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