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Hey all,

I just received the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB in the mail today. I popped it into my computer and Windows installed in under 15 minutes. Prior to the Windows Installation, I noticed that it only had 51GB of free space. I was reading through some of the reviews on Newegg and people claimed they had 55GB to begin with. Did I do something wrong? And also, after Windows was installed, I only have 36GB of space left.. is that normal? I enabled AHCI in the bios.

Also here is a screenshot of my WEI. Is 7.7 good for a single SSD?

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1628/35567740.jpg

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 27
51 is a bit low, that'd upset me a bit. If this is what it read fresh out of the box then I doubt there is anything you can do.

Don't rely on WEI to accurately show how good your system is. But yes, that is normal for a single SSD.
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51 is a bit low, that'd upset me a bit. If this is what it read fresh out of the box then I doubt there is anything you can do.

Don't rely on WEI to accurately show how good your system is. But yes, that is normal for a single SSD.
For a 60GB SSD?
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Well that capacity seems about right (Looking for some info), in regards windows It's all good mine is using like 40 Gigs and I only have programs and BC2 Installed that's about it and 7.7 is just terrific (Makes me wanna buy a SSD)
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Originally Posted by NitrousX View Post
For a 60GB SSD?
Mine is a 64Gb, but can fill up to 59.5 so I only lost half of what you did.

However, I should say that; I have plenty of room on my SSD and if I was short 4, or even 9- it wouldn't make a difference.
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Drives are usually marketed with capacity in base 10 but since computers are binary the format is base 2, so you should have an initial capacity of around 55.7-55.8GB.

Windows 7 usually says to reserve up to 20GB of free space for install. You can gain some space back by removing features you may not use(e.g. system restore).
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post #7 of 27
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Before I installed Windows, it said that it had a capacity of 51GB. Did I do something wrong?
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post #8 of 27
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Well, I just checked the bios and the drive reads 55GB so why am I not seeing that in Windows?
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mine is a 64gb and bios shows 59 - win7 reserved some of that and then once a fresh load of 7 ultimate was on there i think i had 44 free

so when you are in the drive selection screen when loading windows / the unpartitioned space is 4gb less than what shows in bios?

does it show 1 drive and no partitions? or multiples of that?

im going to be reinstalling when i get home [im having my own ssd troubles] - ill post back what it shows in bios vs what it shows during the windows install
    
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post #10 of 27
Read this:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...-NAND.-Q-amp-A

OCZ has begun shipping SSDs with 25nm NAND. To compensate for the reduced write endurance, these drives have increased over-provisioning.
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