Question Tags: Hard Drives Storage Last response: March 10, 2012 1:34 AM in Storage Share omnisome March 10, 2012 12:24:44 AM Someone told me having plenty freespace for time has negative effects on a HDD. True or false? More about : question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jrazor247 March 10, 2012 1:34:10 AM False. Hard drives perform better when they are not full. You can google 'short stroking' to find out more. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Question> Related ressources: ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumFirst i7 3770K Overclock thoughts and one question ! ForumGigabyte GeForce GTX 680 Question ForumLaptop memory question ForumNew Build GPU Question . BF3 Main Game(getting rdy for BF4) ForumA+ question ForumQuestion about my AMD Radeon 6750 ForumWater Cooling Question (s) ForumMessaging question Forum24" and resolution question ForumQuestion about the new model of shappire 7950 boost ForumFront Panel Question ? ForumTo Build or Upgrade, that is the question (and I need help!) ForumQuestion About Laptop GPU Reflow ForumQuestion about the ASUS P5WD2 premium motherboard and a RAM upgrade: ForumUnusual question ForumPlanning on upgrading GFX card but I have a question ForumIDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 Forum[Solved] Setting Up Intel SRT: Small question. ForumHard Drive question More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !