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Windows 7: 80-gig OS disk C close to maxing out - strategies?

10 Dec 2014   #11
450125

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What did the WinDirStat output say.
Just because of my current situation, I'm not downloading or installing anything new on my current hard drive, no matter how small it might be.


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10 Dec 2014   #12
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

TempFileCleaner is small (only 438kb), and will safely remove your junk/temp files in assorted locations....(not for Win8/8.1, however)

TFC Download
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10 Dec 2014   #13
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sounds like you've ordered another spinner for your larger OS drive correct? Why don't you place that hdd elsewhere and get a ssd drive, you'll thank us for that upgrade and it's speed will reward you immediately and for years after, side benefits are quite, cool and lower energy plus more reliable !
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10 Dec 2014   #14
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

With only an 80GB hard drive, does the system in question even have SATA ports for supporting a hypothetical SSD? (many systems from pre-2006 did not)

(Have you shrunken the recycle bin to 3% vice it's default 10% of space? (This alone might reclaim 5-6 GB)
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10 Dec 2014   #15
linnemeyerhere

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OP's spec's indicate a sata based drive system. But the first thing I thought of was a workstation IDE drive as 80gb was the standard.
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10 Dec 2014   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

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That is a good question. It may be an IDE disk. There are IDE SSDs but they are expensive and if I am not mistaken I think they do not have Trim. The IDE bus also works at a much lower speed which would make it questionable.

Amazon.com: 128GB Transcend PSD330 2.5-inch IDE Internal SSD Solid State Disk (MLC Flash): Computers & Accessories
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10 Dec 2014   #17
linnemeyerhere

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10 Dec 2014   #18
450125

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

I believe that my posted system specs are all correct.

The computers original MB, from 12/2010, was purchased at a time that Newegg had nothing but glowing reviews on the product. Virtually at the same time I bought it, disturbing reviews started appearing, and sure enough a year, almost to the day after I bought it, the board blew and took the processor with it.

In the interest of "dancing with the girl who brung me," I got the same MB again - just RMA'd the original one - and a new processor, and they've been working fine since December 2011.

I think when I installed the O/S originally, I was using less than half the 80 gig hard drive.

Virtually everything else goes on the two mirrored data drives I have; the C drive is for O/S and program files, and user profiles.

The new drive I'm getting is this one: Western Digital WD Blue WD1600AAJS 160GB 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - Newegg.com

Nothing fancy or sexy, but should do the trick, and I can't see my disk usage expanding enough to come close to filling that one.
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10 Dec 2014   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why would you be spending any money on such a slow drive when you can get a SSD for a few bucks more. The SSD access time (and that's what counts for the OS) is 150 times faster than for this HDD.
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10 Dec 2014   #20
linnemeyerhere

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Man I'm sorry we didn't chat before you placed that order. Do yourself a huge favor and return it un-opened even if you are charged a 15% restock and then buy this drive !

Kingston V300 SV300S3D7/120G 120GB Desktop Upgrade Kit - 2.5 Form Factor, SATA III, 3.5 Bracket, Mounting Screws, Power Cables, Cloning Software at TigerDirect.com
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