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I just installed W7-64 Pro on a new system with RAID 1 (2X SSD @ 256GB each) ...

So how is it that after only installing the OS... didn't even get to the updates yet, that there's only 102GB free?

Can I defrag SSD's safely and/or can I compress the files on a SSD?
    
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takes between 15 and 20 gigs after updates id say you would want atleast 20gig of spaces for the os to leave space for future updates
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takes between 15 and 20 gigs after updates id say you would want atleast 20gig of spaces for the os to leave space for future updates

so how is it possible for the OS to consume more than HALF of a 256GB drive? Remember, this is a new system with NO other files loaded
    
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so how is it possible for the OS to consume more than HALF of a 256GB drive? Remember, this is a new system with NO other files loaded

check your page file size maybe it set up wrong windows sets the page file by how much ram you have so if you have a lot of ram it uses a lot space
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check your page file size maybe it set up wrong windows sets the page file by how much ram you have so if you have a lot of ram it uses a lot space

How does one check the page file size?
    
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    Right-click "Computer" and click properties (alternately, press [Win]+[Pause/Break] instead).  Then, click "Advanced system settings" in the sidebar on the left, click the Advanced tab, click the first of the three [Settings] buttons, and click the Advanced tab.  Spelled out, as a path, it is "Control Panel\System\Advanced system settings\Advanced\Settings (#1)\Advanced."  There, under "Virtual Memory" you should see "Total paging file size for all drives."  That is the number we are looking for. thumb.gif

    Let me add that while Windows has always calculated file and disk sizes incorrectly (which will cause numbers not to add up), that a fresh Windows 7 Professional installation using over 128 GB is way off the charts.  In the past, I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64, plus all the programs I use, onto a 25 GB partition with space (~8 GB) to spare.

    You might want to check your SSD's visible capacity and partitioning, just to make sure that the RAID configuration and partitioning are correct.  To do that, press [Win]+[R], type "diskmgmt.msc" and press [Enter].  If you don't understand what you see, perhaps you could post a screenshot of it here.  To capture the foreground window only, press [Alt]+[PrintScreen]. thumb.gif
 
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That's sound way wrong.I would suspect your RAID.Might want to post a thread over the the storage forum.Sean Webster over there could get you fixed I'm sure.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_20
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post #8 of 34
Make sure you are in AHCI. Make sure you have proper SSD firmware installed. Check if you have installed language packs. Definitely don't defrag your brand new SSDs, but check to see if the manufacturer firmware has a UI that has a health status, if not download crystal disk info . Something is definitely wrong.
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It's the paging file and hibernation file.
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It's the paging file and hibernation file.

    Really?  He would need at least 64 GB of RAM for it to even be possible to go through 128 GB of space in the paging and hibernation files!
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