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Where did all my SSD space go? :O

#1XxTwisted26xXPosted 11/4/2013 3:07:37 PM
Just got my first SSD a few days ago, a Kingston Hyper X 120 GB. After starting it up I had 111gb out of 120 gb. I shrugged, it's reserved space, whatever. Then I installed Win 7 on it, and let my computer autu update all the files it needed to (over 300 files from MS update). I let my PC run for the weekend and when I got back I installed League of Legends and Avira on it.

Now when I look at my SSD, I have 64 out of 111gb free... Avira takes up 200 Mbs and LoL is 6GBs. I know an OS takes between 9-10GBs... so what took up the rest of the space? Does MS updates really take up the space missing? If so... dang I should have bought a bigger SSD :/.
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#2XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 3:08:11 PM
Ill barely fit one game on this thing (judging by next gen games like BF4 and ghosts)
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#3Silent Sniper IVPosted 11/4/2013 3:11:59 PM
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#4DragnfyrPosted 11/4/2013 3:14:54 PM(edited)
It's probably system restore points, your hibernation file, and your pagefile. The three of those totalled up can take up 20-30GB of space. The more RAM you have the more space the hibernation file and pagefile take up. You can disable hibernation if you never use and reduce the size of your pagefile to 1GB. You can also reduce the size of your system restore points.
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#5arleasPosted 11/4/2013 3:15:23 PM(edited)
Microsoft just recently rolled out an update that lets you delete old windows updates... basically, even if an update is out that makes an older update useless, the older update stays on your machine. You may have a ton of these.

Also you can try this: open a command shell (start > run > cmd) and then type cleanmgr /sageset:1
That will allow you to add a bunch of options to the default "disk cleanup" utility on windows, including the ability to remove older useless updates.

After you do that, run the disk cleanup and reboot... after you reboot, all the useless updates are removed. I did this and saved about 2 GB of space off of my puny 50GB SSD.

You could also use directory junctions to move stuff off the SSD that take up a lot of space but don't really benefit from the extra SSD Speed (like for example, your "My Documents" folder).
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#6XxTwisted26xX(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 3:26:46 PM
Wait should I use Disc Clean up on an SSD?

And my friend said you never have to Defragment an SSD right? Thats only HDDs?

And is CCleaner useful for SSDs, or only HDDs?

Sry im a SSD noob :P
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#7DragnfyrPosted 11/4/2013 3:33:26 PM
XxTwisted26xX posted...
Wait should I use Disc Clean up on an SSD?

And my friend said you never have to Defragment an SSD right? Thats only HDDs?

And is CCleaner useful for SSDs, or only HDDs?

Sry im a SSD noob :P


Yes you can use disk cleanup. And you should not defrag SSDs because it doesn't help and just puts unnecessary wear on the SSD. Defragging won't do too much harm to a SSD but it's just useless. CCleaner mostly just helps delete old useless files so it can be used on anything you want to clear up space on.
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#8R i c kPosted 11/4/2013 4:28:07 PM
In addition to everything posted, a Win7 install is around 30GB, minimum. Maybe as low as 25 or so but definitely not 10. My 64GB has been serving me fine for almost 2 years now with my OS, all my programs and 2 open world games installed on it.
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#9WerdnAndreWPosted 11/4/2013 4:59:51 PM
A 120gb drive is actually 111gb.

-25gb windows
-10gb restore points, page file, hibernation
-6gb lol
-5gb temp files

So you're looking at around 65gb free. These are all guestimates...
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#10DragnfyrPosted 11/4/2013 5:12:18 PM
R i c k posted...
In addition to everything posted, a Win7 install is around 30GB, minimum. Maybe as low as 25 or so but definitely not 10. My 64GB has been serving me fine for almost 2 years now with my OS, all my programs and 2 open world games installed on it.


Actually a fresh, fully updated Windows 7 install should only take 10-12GB. It's only when you factor in the system restore points, pagefile, and hibernation file when the install goes to 20-25GB.
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