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Ok to start off I followed the guide on how to align and set up my SSD for using my OS. I havn't really installed anything on it besides my OS and little things. When I set it up and turned of hibernation it braught my used space to 6.12-6.20 gb's used. Now its at 10gb's and rising. It seems like it uses more everytime I restart. I understand that updates might use some of the space, but really that much??

What should I do to stop making my SSD fill up slowly?

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Umm I hooked mine up through in the disc and installed the OS.
Align? lol what?

How much free space do you have right now?
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do you have a second hdd for your other programs?

Also, did you set up a partition on the disk to save some life from it might be that

go to diskmanagement and look there
admin tools---computer management---disk management and look there
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Originally Posted by odin2free View Post
do you have a second hdd for your other programs?

Also, did you set up a partition on the disk to save some life from it might be that

go to diskmanagement and look there
admin tools---computer management---disk management and look there
I use my raid 0 setup for everything else. But I dont think I made a new partition tho.

EDIT: What would be the benefits of doing that??
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Ok well what programs do you have on the ssd right now
the main os and?....
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I'm assuming you moved your pagefile to a different drive, correct?
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New partition is to keep about 20 or so percent of the total space so you dont end up using it.

U have to turn off system restore
    
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Hibernation creates large files which are stored and then the transferred back into memory I think.

Go to:
Start>all programs>accessories>system tools>disc clean up

On the second tab, click system restore and shadow copies. When that has done, select all the options in the first tab and click ok.

Correct me if I am wrong
post #9 of 23
said he did the guides already for setting it up(most likely magicman)
only thing i can really see taking up space is your firefox downloads unless you moved that folder to another drive (raid0) or you have some other benching software or virus programs saving the data to your main ssd....which of course will take up space if you do alot of scanning and such for data logs

edit:
The point of having that extra partition of space is to save the ssd lifespan....
if you fill up a hard drive rather quickly youll notice it does lag and die out (if your a heavy user quicker than average)
same applies to ssd its going to act like a "safe point" you can use up to that amount before the ssd runs into some trouble
mind you though this does not have to be done you can use up your ssd space and do what you please But it does help keep the ssd in alot healthier condition....
Edited by odin2free - 4/14/11 at 3:12pm
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post #10 of 23
Use a program like 'Tree Size' on the drive that will tell you how your space is being utilized.
    
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