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Only 90GB of my 500GB drive free. Is this too much?

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I heard that after a certain point a drive becomes too full to defragment itself. How much space exactly is necessary?

Edit: 'Tis a HDD, incase you didn't assume that.
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90GB is enough. Unless you have like 180gb single files.

Use defraggler btw. It's very awesome, and it does boot-time defrag, so your pagefile.sys and other system files won't be fragmented.
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90GB is enough. Unless you have like 180gb single files.

Use defraggler btw. It's very awesome, and it does boot-time defrag, so your pagefile.sys and other system files won't be fragmented.
This. I personally haven't seen any problems until you get down to around 10% of free space.
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This. I personally haven't seen any problems until you get down to around 10% of free space.
Yes. But defragmenting sure goes a lot faster if you have more free space
    
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