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Windows 7: SSD and Drive Quotas?

24 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit SP1
SSD and Drive Quotas?

Hello!!! Fellow geeks who adore and know Windows 7 like they know themselves: Do you have a Solid State Drive (instead of a mechanical hard drive) as a primary drive? I want to set Disk Quotas - I'm really the only user using my computer, however occasionally I let others use it, and I've got an SSD. I specifically want to only limit each non-admin user to 20 MB each, enough for office documents but not enough for programs or videos.

Can I safely do this? it won't partition my drive again will it?...can't find anything on the net in plain english anywhere (I think I found one thread that was pertinent but it was too techy for me lol) so I guess no one had any problems with trying this on an SSD. I cant imagine it being too big an issue as it appears it wont do any real changes...anyway a second opinion before applying such settings would be great!

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24 May 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Disk Quotes is an enforcement via Windows it doesn't affect the underlying hardware.
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25 May 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

That's true, no partitioning will be done by disk quotas. Windows will just allocate your specified quota to each user account.
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30 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit SP1

Thank you guys!!! THis helped a lot.

I've found also that with Disk Quotas it apparently is very literal to how much you're allowed- as it counts the profile itself as part of the limit. So instead of 20 MB, I'm doing 40 instead, because 10 or so MB is dedicated to the profile. Ah well.
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