Is Acronis DDS better at shrinking than Vista?

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by Dmitry147, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Dmitry147

    Dmitry147 Registered Member

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    I am still in the stage of planning to purchase/install Acronis DDS and repartition my drive of Vista Business 64.

    I was just testing how Vista Disk Manager would allow me to shrink the existing drive. The C: drive (of 230 Gb) has 206 Gb of free space. When I go to Vista Disk Management and right mouse click and select to Shrink Vista shows the max size to shrink the existing drive to be 106 Gb. I understand that this is due to the way the currently installed folders/file/pages use the existing space.

    Would Acronis DDS have to deal with the same limitation? That is, with Acronis DDS the size of the first partition also will be limited to approximately 106 Gb?

    Thank you in advance for any help.
     
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    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    DD doesn't have that limitation. It can shrink the partition down to the size of the used space. It can take a while if a lot of data needs to be moved.

    Disk Management will only shrink down to the last used cluster on the partition. In other words, no data gets moved. As far as I know, if you do a defrag that moves everything to the start of the partition, you would then be able to shrink more with Disk Management.
     
  3. Dmitry147

    Dmitry147 Registered Member

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    Thank you for your reply and your help.
     
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