How does HD space affect performance?

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How does HD space affect performance?

Postby krige » Tue May 04, 2010 8:01

I'm currently trying out different Linux distros to ultimately move from Ubuntu. Right now I have prepared a 8 GB partition for a new system and while that is indeed over the minimum requirements, I've seen figures of 15 or even 40 GBs for optimal space. Does the 8 GB partition affect just performance, or does it limit features I can get at the moment? Should I really expand the partition (right now I could probably spare four-five more GBs, it is an old rig)?
I'm still relatively green at linux, mind you :]
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Re: How does HD space affect performance?

Postby Thev00d00 » Tue May 04, 2010 10:08

A lot of space is needed, downloads of packages often take up a lot of space, as sabayon is so regularly updated they soon build up. Just makes sure you clean it out occasionally. 8)

Generally speaking it always good to have some free space as it reduces the distance the disk heads have to travel when reading and writing from different parts of the disk (as it can write to the free space) so will be faster.
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