SSD Used/Unused capacity

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by A_Tom, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. A_Tom

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    I have a 60gb drive which shows to have only 22gb of unused capacity. If I add up the size of all of the folders under this drive, I get about 25gb, which should leave 35gb unused, more or less. How can I figure out what is using the extra capacity and is there some way I can free it up? I've emptied the recycle bin.
     
  2. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    Download and run WinDirStat to see what is taking up space on the drive. Also keep in mind the way NTFS behaves you won't see a full 60GB drive - more along the lines of 55GB or so.

    https://windirstat.info/
     
  3. Geoff

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    Are you adding up the size of hidden files as well?
     
  4. A_Tom

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    I suppose that windows explorer disk usage does not reflect hidden files, so I suppose not. I'll do more checking.
     
  5. Geoff

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    Taking into account the file size difference when formatting the drive, you only have ~8GB unaccounted for.
     
  6. A_Tom

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    Did that, thanks. It's mostly in 2 files: pagefiles and what I take to be a hibernate file. The pagefile space is obviously necessary, but I'm not sure about the hibernate, since I never use that.

    Did this: (from cmd window) powercfg.exe -h off
    This gave me about 6 more gb of disk space.
     
  7. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    How much ram does your system have? I'd change your pagefile size to a custom size of 2048mb if you have more than 4GB of RAM installed.
     
  8. linkin

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    1) Reduce page file size. Set it to a static size through system properties.

    2) Run this from elevated command prompt to disable hibernation and delete the hibernation file: "powercfg -h off" (without quotes)

    3) If you have MS Office installed and you have the installation media, you can safely delete the MSOCache folder under the C drive

    4) If you've installed AMD of Nvidia drivers, check the C:\ folder for AMD/Nvidia folders and delete them as they only contain installers. For nvidia also check in program files for the "installer2" folder under nvidia which you can also delete
     
  9. A_Tom

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    I got rid of the hiberfile. Since I have 8gb of ram, the page file is set to 8 also, which is fine with me.
     
  10. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    You don't need or want an 8GB page file with an SSD. Shrink it down to 1 or 2GB.
     
  11. A_Tom

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    Done, thanks.
     

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