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2tb drive w/1.7tb of data taking long time to shrink

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Attempting to shrink a 2tb wd green internal drive with 1.7tb of data on it,down by roughly 200gb ,and its taking way longer than a typical shrink does. Then again,ive never attempted to shrink a volume with so much data on it..

Im using disk management on a win 7 64 machine..

Looked at task manager and the system is barely stressed bouncing from using 1% back to 0% like its doing nothing...

I also have never tried to shrink a 2tb hdd before..


Is there something i am forgetting to do or something?

Or does it just take much longer,the more data the drive has on it?
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I did a benchmark on an SSD on my laptop. CPU usage was under 10% the whole time. WD Greens are some of the slowest desktop drives out there too (but beat laptop HDDs by a decent margin). Data transfer isn't too resource intensive.

Question: why are you trying to shrink it? Are you trying to short-stroke, because if yes, you're wasting your time. Greens are horribly slow and are only good for large storage volumes. What is your goal for shrinking this?
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