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Itsyoyo

are the files im deleting still slowing down my pc?

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Hi i started doing you-tube a 5 days ago and i was wondering because i keep deleting all the clips after i have rendered a video and the video after im done uploading but i want to know overtime will it affect my PC even if i'm deleting them even from my recycle bin??

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3 minutes ago, Itsyoyo said:

Hi i started doing you-tube a 5 days ago and i was wondering because i keep deleting all the clips after i have rendered a video and the video after im done uploading but i want to know overtime will it affect my PC even if i'm deleting them even from my recycle bin??

Only if the drive is a SSD, and that depends on the drive's TRIM support, caching, and wear-leveling. 

 

eg if you keep rendering 4GB videos and deleting them, it's not using the same 4GB space, even if no files change on the drive, unlike on a mechanical drive, which fills the next-available space. If it's a mechanical drive, you should delete the files after you're done with them, but not while processing another video, or it may just fragment it all over the place. 

 

If it's a SSD, it's largely irrelevant unless the files you are writing are larger than the drive's DRAM, then the drive will get slower as it fills up, particularly as it gets near 80%, which is the point at which SSD's tend to nose dive in performance as they have less blocks to wear level with.

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If it is an HDD, writing and rewriting can cause gradual fragmenting.  This may affect IO speed, but a fragmented HDD is not hard to fix.

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28 minutes ago, xentropa said:

If it is an HDD, writing and rewriting can cause gradual fragmenting.  This may affect IO speed, but a fragmented HDD is not hard to fix.

Windows 10 (I will assume most are using it) defaults to Defrag automatically weekly I believe it is. Defraging drives manually hasn't been needed in quite a while. 

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