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Comment: Re:Go ahead and laugh (Score 1) 183

by Umrick (#26772431) Attached to: Wozniak Accepts Post At a Storage Systems Start-Up

To be fair though, if you are using a disk heavily that is near full, you're more likely to encounter pathological issues where the OS fails in strange ways due to lack of available storage rather than encounter a problem with the disk. Think bad old days when printing wouldn't work if you dropped below a certain amount of free space.

Even file systems that prevent or silently defrag can only do so much once you pass 80% utilization. Simply stated, a person doing what you're describing is courting disaster no matter what type of drive he/she is using.

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