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I've got the 150GB version of the Raptor, and it's up over 100GB now...

I only use it for programs and OS, so I guess I have a lot of programs installed, but going through the list, there's nothing I could see that I would uninstall that would make a big difference.

I have My Documents/Pictures/Music etc. routed to the other HDD, so they aren't affecting the space.

I guess I don't really need to be concerned about space, since I still have 46GB free, but it just seems like it filled up quickly. (And I remember a couple of years ago, my 40 GB HD on my lappy seemed immense )

Anyway, is it a concern when the disk gets closer and closer to being full? Should I even worry?
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Just get prepared to use a new one or don't install any more programs to save room
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clean your shadow copies out! that could save you a good 10GB if you are willing to part with system retore (make a manual point after deleteing old ones)

go to disk cleanup, its on seccond tab, bottom button

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and this one is cool too: ccleaner
    
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Cool thanks, I'll try that tool out and see how it goes.
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post #5 of 29
You have a nice machine there, why not add another raptor in raid 0, or even a 500?
post #6 of 29
Cool, I don't see how people use all of this space. I usualy reformat every 2 months or so.
post #7 of 29
If all else fails get another raptor and put it in raid0. But I think your not wanting to spend more money.
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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by -=sT3V3=- View Post
You have a nice machine there, why not add another raptor in raid 0, or even a 500?
I have my doubts about how much difference RAID0 actually makes for the headaches it involves...

If I did that, I'd probably grab a couple of 750 GB Seagate 7200.11's and put them in RAID0 and partition 250 for the OS/Programs and the rest for other crap and keep my current 500 as a backup drive.
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post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by sublime0 View Post
Cool, I don't see how people use all of this space. I usualy reformat every 2 months or so.
I just like that roomy feelin
post #10 of 29
Zlojack, Raid isn't a hassle at all if you have vista. Set the hard drives to raid in bios, reboot and go through a little bios utility and be installing vista in no time. Setting up RAID 0 for me took less than 5 minutes. And yes it really does help performance. I've noticed a big difference.
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