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Ok I have a 60 gb SSD formatted its 55gb. Right now its showing less than a gig free space. I used WinDirStat and it reports that that drive is only using 31 gigs. Im wondering where in the world the rest of my space is.

Yes Hibernation is turned off.
I have a 400mb page file.
I do not have any restore points ( disabled ).
I do not have a windows old on this disk.
This is a pure OS SSD. Only a few essential programs are installed.
Office 2013 is installed.
I am running Windows 8.



The below pictures will help you understand a little better what Im working with. I really would like to finally solve this issue.
Thanks



Edited by carajean - 3/23/13 at 5:29pm
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post #2 of 22
Use this to find the missing space. http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/ thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by PC Tech101 View Post

Use this to find the missing space. http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/ thumb.gif

Ok used Sniffer. It did find the 22 gigs but it says its unknown space not yet scanned. What do I do with that information? How do I bring it out so that I can use it or something?



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post #5 of 22
You tried doing an advanced search through windows explorer and limit it to file sizes bigger than 1GB? Just to make sure you don't have some accidentally copied huge file(s) on it? Also, double check your pagefile.sys file and be sure you didn't make it 40GB instead of 400MB, heh. Sounds stupid, but sometimes it is simple errors.
post #6 of 22
What are the specs on the SSD?

trim is enabled since you're running Win 8, so its not that... I'm thinking you need to ignore it for a while, and let the SSD do its garbage collection while your machine is idle.

Edit:
Also, don't forget to check out this guide. http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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post #7 of 22
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Yeah this system has been put together for awhile this is not a new install.
The SSD is this one: http://www.microcenter.com/product/364779/Agility_3_AGT3-25SAT3-60G_60GB_SATA_6Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_SSD_with_SandForce_2281_Controller
I went to the top of the C: drive and selected all files and then went to properties to do a sapce tally and it still came up to 31 gigs.




Just double checked and yes the page file is set at 500mb actually. I could turn it off I guess.
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post #8 of 22
At this point I was going to say that perhaps it's a separate partition, but its clearly not since your screen shot of disk management clearly shows the one 55GB partition.

Still think it might be GC, or perhaps needing to reboot (I am sure you tried this, not trying to insult your intelligence)
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Try showing system files and checking properties again?

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Quote:
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At this point I was going to say that perhaps it's a separate partition, but its clearly not since your screen shot of disk management clearly shows the one 55GB partition.

Still think it might be GC, or perhaps needing to reboot (I am sure you tried this, not trying to insult your intelligence)

What is GC? Im at a mind freeze with this abbreviation. Watch I figure it out as soon as I post this.
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