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Hello!

I just installed my new SSD, a Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme 256GB (238gb useable space). After installing Windows 7 64-bit, it only has 166GB left on it, 72gb is used up.

I checked, and the Windows system install is only using 14GB, but even after making hidden files visible, I can't find where the rest of that data is. Some phantom files are lurking on this SSD somewhere and I don't know how to find them.

Any suggestions?
    
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Probably swap and hibernation file.

You can disable hibernation by running command prompt as an admin and issuing the command:
powercfg -h off

With 32GB of RAM I'd personally turn off the page file as well.
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Hibernation file is probably taking up 32GB.
Paging File is taking up space too.

Use WinDirStat to identify what's using up the space: http://windirstat.info/

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With 32GB of RAM I'd personally turn off the page file as well.
I would manually set it to something like 4GB.
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Quick awesome answers from both of you, cheers. +rep smile.gif

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Probably swap and hibernation file.

You can disable hibernation by running command prompt as an admin and issuing the command:
powercfg -h off

With 32GB of RAM I'd personally turn off the page file as well.

My RAM is often used 95%+ for intensive cgi scenes. This won't cause issues if I turn page file off will it?
    
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Id leave pagefile at like 1-2gb, there's some processes that depend on a pagefile
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My RAM is often used 95%+ for intensive cgi scenes. This won't cause issues if I turn page file off will it?

You'll probably start getting some 'low memory' errors from windows if you turned it off in this case. The other answers of manually resizing it to something smaller would likely work better in your situation.

The only specific-to-pagefile issues I can recall by having it disabled was warnings under high utilization (near exhaustion) and Titan Quest complaining that one wasn't enabled.
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I've set it to 2048-8192. Should be plenty smile.gif

Turned off hibernation.

Cheers guys, problem solved.
    
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