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UPDATE:
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Originally Posted by Core2uu View Post

Okay, an entirely different situation here now.
I just restarted my computer and my 52GB of disk space on the m4 is back. BUT, there does still exist a problem and let me preface it with some more info.
Recently, (starting like a week ago maybe), SOMETIMES when I put my computer to sleep and wake it up, my D:\ drive (Barracuda) just disappears.. As in, the computer can't see it anymore. The only way to bring it back is to restart the computer.
THIS time, it looks like not only had the D:\ drive disappeared, but basically all free space from the C:\ m4 had also disappeared, and was only remedied by a system reboot.
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This is an EVEN ODDER situation. Any ideas as to why this is? I'm using Windows 8 RTM x64, btw.

Original OP:
Last I checked, I had ~33GB of free space on my SSD.

Today, I got a low remaining space warning and was shocked to find that I had a only ~100MB and watched as the free space on my SSD m4 128GB [B]dropped to 0 bytes[/B].

Let's get a few of the obvious things out of the way:
-My paging file is to 4.6GB, a size previously limited by me.
-My hiberfile is also limited (to 4.0GB).
-System restore is also limited to 3.57GB by me.

So the problem is neither of the above. What's peculiar is the following:
Yprvd.jpg

As you can see, WinDirStat reports a size of 64.3GB used (this includes the pagefile and hyberfile). Now, the total size of this drive shows up in Windows Explorer is 118GB. If we work out the math, 118GB - 64.3GB = 53.7GB of missing space; we can attribute some of that as not showing being various system type things, BUT there is still AT LEAST 33GB of missing space. It just literally went away overnight.

Has anyone seen anything like this before?[
Edited by Core2uu - 10/2/12 at 10:43pm
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Check your %temp% folder, you'd be surprised what gets thrown in there.
 
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Have you looked at the drive's SMART status yet?
    
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Do you have any screen recording programs? One time I accidentally pressed the hotkey to start recording, my hard drive filled up pretty fast.
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Quote:
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Do you have any screen recording programs? One time I accidentally pressed the hotkey to start recording, my hard drive filled up pretty fast.

Nope, and as said in the OP, the sticking point here is the discrepancy between usage reported on WinDirStat, and actual remaining space.
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

Check your %temp% folder, you'd be surprised what gets thrown in there.

temp was cleaned multiple times. No dice.
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Have you looked at the drive's SMART status yet?

SMART looks to be all green. No inherent drive problems visible from there at least.
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Nope, and as said in the OP, the sticking point here is the discrepancy between usage reported on WinDirStat, and actual remaining space.
temp was cleaned multiple times. No dice.
SMART looks to be all green. No inherent drive problems visible from there at least.

Well that is bizarre, have you tried updating the firmware? (Not sure if this might solve it.) What size is the drive when it's reported in your BIOS? Have you tried plugging it into a different system?
    
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Last time I saw something like this, someone ran chkdsk on their SSD with locate bad sectors enabled and half the SSD was marked as bad. I think the guy had to secure erase to recover space. Try running chkdsk on your drive with no administrator rights just to see what it's reporting in terms of bad sectors.
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Check your minidump folder. System dumps for me take up 16GB a peace

 
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You got a phone or iPod plugged in?
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Okay, an entirely different situation here now.

I just restarted my computer and my 52GB of disk space on the m4 is back. BUT, there does still exist a problem and let me preface it with some more info.

Recently, (starting like a week ago maybe), SOMETIMES when I put my computer to sleep and wake it up, my D:\ drive (Barracuda) just disappears.. As in, the computer can't see it anymore. The only way to bring it back is to restart the computer.

THIS time, it looks like not only had the D:\ drive disappeared, but basically all free space from the C:\ m4 had also disappeared, and was only remedied by a system reboot.

eanRz.png

This is an EVEN ODDER situation. Any ideas as to why this is? I'm using Windows 8 RTM x64, btw.
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