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As a matter of fact I DO use close to the full capacity of my drives. Why else would I pay for the extra capacity?
Skipping and singing show tunes is a tested and reliable way to get from point A to point B, but it is neither faster nor more logical than simply walking.
As for the life of your drives, that is bogus. Almost all disk errors are due to corruption or head crashes. Neither of which have anything at all to do with the range of movement of the arm. If anything, short-stroking reduces lifespan by limiting sectors which could otherwise be used for compensation of bad sectors - something which can become a very real issue in cases where you're already starving your capacity due to short stroking in the first place.



Im not sure where you got your info but its proven that it does add life to the drive. Please if your not sure of your facts do research first.
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The only drives which lifetimes suffer as a result of being full are SSDs. And that is only if you are writing to it. If you fill it up and just read from it, they won't just die. Using only a portion of a hard drive for speed is retarded. Just buy small 15k drives and actually improve performance. Ignoring slow areas of a disk doesn't make the fast parts faster.
 
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What, did you google that, its a matter of preference....
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Nope. It's retarded to purposefully not use parts of a disk thinking there is a benefit.
 
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Curious, though, are the benchmarks in this thread actually for short stroked drives (using the relevant WD or Seagate utility) or are these just drives that are just partitioned? Personally, I just partition. Can't really see a logical reason why actual short stroking would give a different performance as opposed to partitioning. It's not as if the drive's physics would work differently depending on which method you choose.
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Partitioning makes sense. Never using that empty space doesn't.
 
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