WHY DOES IT TAKE LONGER TO LOAD A FILE FROM A 160GIG THAN IT DID FROM A 60 GIG?

Question

I have a 2yr old Sony Pent 4 with 128 ram. Recently the 60 gig hardrive crashed and I replaced it with a WD160. I reinstalled the programs, including Word 2002, using the Sony recovery discs and my working files that I had saved on disc. It is partitioned as C:=16 and D: =133 according to my systems check. Everything is up and running now, however, it takes forever (approx 15 seconds) for my larger Word document directories to open. Before, these directories opened right away. Is the problem because of the much larger hard drive? Will adding more ram help?

Thanks in advance,

Jeff

Answer

This question was answered on December 15, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

IT IS A DISTINCT POSSIBLILITY THAT SIZE IS IMPACTING UPLOAD TIME, BUT RAM CANNOT HELP THIS SITUATION OUT BUT SO MUCH tHE BEST THING TO DO WOULD BE TO DEFRAG, AND COMPRESS USER FILES AND PROGRAMS

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 15, 2003