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Windows 7: New PC Build, SSD almost full already, Drive Too Small?

10 Dec 2014   #1
woodardhsd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
New PC Build, SSD almost full already, Drive Too Small?

I finally got this new PC at work to replace my one XP machine, and I convinced our IT guy to let me get a SSD drive. It is his first time setting one up with a SSD. I spec'd out a 128GB SSD thinking that would be enough, it also has a standard HD for file storage. With all my programs installed (Office 2013, AutoCad, etc) the drive is almost 70% full. Is that going to cause a problem down the road? My work is going to be adding Esri GIS soon which will take up even more space. Would it be a good idea to go ahead and upgrade to a 256GB SSD? Should the SSD be that full already?


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10 Dec 2014   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should try to keep your ssd at least 20% empty if possible. Is it filled with mostly programs or is the bulk of it your user folder with things like your documents. Your temporary files could also be piling up, try to use disk cleanup to see how much temp files you have. (CAD would use a lot i would assume).
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10 Dec 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I run 6 PCs with SSDs and on none the OS partition is larger than 30GB.

1. You must move your user files (documents, pictures, music and videos) to the HDD.

2. If you don't use hibernation, delete the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off

3. If you have 4GB or more of RAM, reduce it to 2GB

4. Check the shadowstorage (that's where the restore points are stored). The command is:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

The Allocated is the amount that the shadowstorge takes. If it is a lot, post back and we'll reduce the shadowstorage size.
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10 Dec 2014   #4
woodardhsd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I checked the disk cleanup, and the temporary files were only 1.44MB. The largest was the system error memory dump files and debug dump files at 473MB. I saw a tutorial about moving most of the pagefile to the HDD, so I did that. Now I have 38% free.
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10 Dec 2014   #5
woodardhsd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I run 6 PCs with SSDs and on none the OS partition is larger than 30GB.

1. You must move your user files (documents, pictures, music and videos) to the HDD.

2. If you don't use hibernation, delete the hiberfile. The command is powercfg -h off

3. If you have 4GB or more of RAM, reduce it to 2GB

4. Check the shadowstorage (that's where the restore points are stored). The command is:

vssadmin list shadowstorage

The Allocated is the amount that the shadowstorge takes. If it is a lot, post back and we'll reduce the shadowstorage size.
1. OK, I'll see if I can figure that out
2. I had already told the PC to never sleep in the control panel, is that the same thing?
3. I have 8GB of RAM
4. Shadow Storage:
Used 2.107 GB
Allocated 2.56 GB
Maximum 5.373 GB
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10 Dec 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. That's easy. Just make new folders for documents, music, etc. on the other disk and move your data there. Then right click on the folders you created and INCLUDE them into the appropriate library.

2. No, that is not the same. Run the command I gave and you save 8GB.

3. If you reduce the pagefile to 2GB, you save 6GB. Don't be afraid. Nothing will happen. I run with 2GB since years.

4. Shadowstorage looks OK. No need for action.
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10 Dec 2014   #7
gulls777

Windows 10 Pro x64 v1607
 
 

Get rid of hiberfil.sys via command.
Reduce your page file size to 1GB. You'll save quite a bit of space
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10 Dec 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gulls777 View Post
Get rid of hiberfil.sys via command.
Reduce your page file size to 1GB. You'll save quite a bit of space
Isn't that what I recommended. Before posting you may want to read what was already posted. No need to repeat the same stuff.
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