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#3: Use pre-allocation files before download feature

Posted by Vity 
#3: Use pre-allocation files before download feature
May 02, 2009 10:28PM
This feature is very useful if you want to work with your downloaded file.
If you enable this option, the whole file will be "pre-created" - with a complete file size before downloading (it takes a little bit more time to create empty XXXMB ). Such file contains much less fragments and it leads to less fragmented disk space - so it increases a speed of working with file. See more about disk fragmentation here [en.wikipedia.org] .



This feature is highly recommended to users with notebook.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2009 10:30PM by Vity.
Re: #3: Use pre-allocation files before download feature
January 20, 2020 10:55PM
This is an excellent, excellent idea, and works in the real world. I used to have to collect multiple gigabyte data files, and this kept the disk so much tidier, and drastically reduced the load on the filesystem part of the OS to constantly find new blocks on the disk in real time.

Since this post is over 10 years old, can we assume that it's been implemented?
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