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I thought TRIM was supposed to be the garbage collector if you will.

Using a 64GB Crucial C300. I have the C300 plus two F3's in RAID 0, plus a 2TB F4. The C300 is on my MSI P67A Sandy Bridge board on the right side with the 6GB Intel controller.

On my SSD I have 20GB of install information. Yet I show over 50GB used without anything in other folders hidden or otherwise. Thus I am sure it is old software, etc. I uninstalled.

How do I clear it out? And how often is TRIM supposed to run?

Thanks.
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Is it a fresh install? If not have you emptied the recycle bin? Just a thought
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Is it a fresh install? If not have you emptied the recycle bin? Just a thought
It is a second time install. I went through the "ssd plus secondary main drive" guide twice. And yes I emptied the recycle bin. I left it logged off over night. Maybe when I very home from work it will surprise me. I was told if the ssd was not part of the raid volume it will still run trim even if not in ahci mode. Further there must be a garbage recycling tool as people do raid these. But this drive is not in a raid volume. Just bought it too. Updated drivers in device manager to boot
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I think your 16gb of ram has something too do with it.Also system restore may be using some.
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16gb of ram would generally create a 16gb page file on your SSD. You generally won't need a page file with that much memory, but I leave mine at under a gig because I hear some apps need a page file to exist.

Also, I believe hibernation takes up file space too. Heres a link on how to delete it.

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/wi...-hiberfil-sys/

System Restore would also take up some space if turned on.
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I will check both of these out.
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This is what I see with a 120GB drive.

Not really sure where the 9 GB went though...
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9gb = eaten by format, so much for getting what you paid for right?

u lose that give or take on HDDs too if you check thier total space, its the format that does it i think.
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My 128GB starts off with 119GB even without Windows installed. I'm guessing all drives automatically lose space from the start.
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I thought TRIM was supposed to be the garbage collector if you will.

Using a 64GB Crucial C300. I have the C300 plus two F3's in RAID 0, plus a 2TB F4. The C300 is on my MSI P67A Sandy Bridge board on the right side with the 6GB Intel controller.

On my SSD I have 20GB of install information. Yet I show over 50GB used without anything in other folders hidden or otherwise. Thus I am sure it is old software, etc. I uninstalled.

How do I clear it out? And how often is TRIM supposed to run?

Thanks.
That is not what TRIM or garbage collection do.... It has nothing to do with usable space.

Download and run WinDirStat: http://windirstat.info/
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