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Hello everyone,

Sorry if this is a repost! I'd like to know how to clear some space off my SSD. It is a 40gb Intel SSD (the same one in my sig rig). I only have 5gb left to use (without any game installs) and this worries me. Trim is enabled, but I can't help feeling that there is something that I'm forgetting to do. I followed some things on Cnet and Toms Hardware to optimize my SSD, but I seem to lack a good amount of space. I should have just gotten a bigger SSD and went with a smaller power supply . At any rate, any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time.
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post #2 of 11
So all that's taking up space is the natural formatting and the OS?
post #3 of 11
Disable Hibernation, minimize page file (I wouldn't disable it), disable system restore and delete any restore points.

If you don't have it installed yet, get CCleaner and click pretty much every option available. Should clear up a few hundred MB.
post #4 of 11
You've set pagefile to 1GB? Try using windirstat to see whats taking up space and whether your system needs it or not.
post #5 of 11
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I believe that I had somewhere around 12gb left after windows 7 ultimate was installed. I moved the downloads folder to my storage drive, but I can't seem to account for the "missing 7gb" :/
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post #6 of 11
Well 40GB is really small. Try running CCleaner, it will get rid of all our temp files and can sometimes free up several gigabytes. I take it you have a mechanical drive for the programs that won't fit on the SSD.

Also, by default your user folders are all on the C: drive, you should change their location to your mechanical drive.

Keep in mind that a drive sold as "40GB" won't really show up as 40GB. They advertise using base ten but your computer uses a binary number system, meaning your drive is actually going to only offer ~37GB.
Edited by Mygaffer - 10/4/11 at 11:43am
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
Disable Hibernation, minimize page file (I wouldn't disable it)
These. Page File will = your memory size by default (16gb) and the Hibernation isn't much better.

To turn off the Hibernation file, open a Command Prompt with elevated rights (right click, Run as Administrator). Type powercfg -h off.
 
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Run WinDirStat: http://windirstat.info/

See data usage.
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http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/...-10614593.html

It'll show you visually what is taking up your space.
     
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks for the suggestions! I'll go get that stuff done now before work.
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