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Windows 7: Running out of hard drive space

20 Mar 2017   #1
SiriusJones

Windows 7
 
 
Running out of hard drive space

Hello all! First time poster here. I work at a small business, 5 employees. Our hard drive in our server is almost full. I installed a second SATA hard drive and it is recognized by Windows 7. Saturday I had to delete some files from the first hard drive as it gave me a "hard drive full" error message. Why is information not being written to the second hard drive? Thanks for any and all help!


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20 Mar 2017   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

We need to have more information about your server to be able to accurately answer you. Just taking a wild stab in the dark, my guess is, when you added the second HDD to the server, it got set up in RAID 1, which just mirrors the other drive.
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20 Mar 2017   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Sirius,
I suspect thats because the full HDD creates a temp file before it process's it to pass it on to the new drive,
The temp file is bigger than the space left and the whole operation fails.

your gonna have to clear some space first, temp files, programs etc.

Roy
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20 Mar 2017   #4
SiriusJones

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
We need to have more information about your server to be able to accurately answer you. Just taking a wild stab in the dark, my guess is, when you added the second HDD to the server, it got set up in RAID 1, which just mirrors the other drive.
This is a liquor store and we use Cap Point of Sale software. It keeps track of sales going back to when we opened, 11-11-11. Every time a purchase is made it sends the info to the server. Of course, when it is full as it was saturday, we get an error message. The original hard drive is a 300GB. The new one that I installed last week is a 500GB, is listed as hard drive 0 and the letter F and was formatted. The original hard drive is C and listed as hard drive 1.
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20 Mar 2017   #5
SiriusJones

Windows 7
 
 

I solved the problem. Temporary files totaled 116GB. I thank you all for your time!
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