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I have more hard drive space available then I could possibly use. Is there anything useful that I could do with it?

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Hello,

Good for you that you have an available space in your computer. Just leave it like that for future use. Don't just download or install any software there. You will need that space someday.

The advantages of having a more hard drive space:

1. Speed.
2. You can save more files, music, pictures, etc.

I suggest not to do anything yet which you think is not important. As time passes by, there are files that will be added there as you use your computer.

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