Ran the Intel Optimizer and it's supposed to fill the disk and then release the free space. Well it didn't free up the space.
Well I re-formatted this puppy and copied my files over and everything is aok.
NOTE that I have not run the Intel SSD Toolbox utility program ... don't trust it right now.
I will see if this puppy runs ok for the next day or so then I run the Intel program and see
if it's the cause of my initial problem.