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March 3, 2014 12:32:06 PM

My new computer is great but my SSD says it has 75GB on it but if you go into it and highlight all the files. It says they are only 35GB What is going on.

SSD: Samsung 120GB EVO

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a c 97 G Storage
March 3, 2014 12:51:14 PM

There are hidden files that it doesn't pick up.
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March 3, 2014 1:47:59 PM

drtweak said:
There are hidden files that it doesn't pick up.


Yea but the installation of windows 7 Ultimate is 9GB but it was 25GB on this SSD. It is only a 120GB SSD, 110GB formatted, and it looks full! Weird! But I got everything installed I wanted and it is blazing fast so I guess it doesn't matter!:) 
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a c 97 G Storage
March 3, 2014 4:13:58 PM

How much memory do you have in your PC?
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a c 885 G Storage
March 3, 2014 4:26:15 PM

Have you followed our guide, or any guide, on optimizing your SSD for use with windows? especially useful if you also have an HDD installed.
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March 3, 2014 5:28:09 PM

drtweak said:
How much memory do you have in your PC?


Do you mean RAM? 16GB! Hard disk space is 3TB and ssd is 120GB!:) 
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March 3, 2014 5:29:12 PM

popatim said:
Have you followed our guide, or any guide, on optimizing your SSD for use with windows? especially useful if you also have an HDD installed.


No but when I install stuff I do not need as much I install it on the hard disk!
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a c 885 G Storage
March 3, 2014 5:48:32 PM

Theres your problem and answer all in one.

Please follow one of the guides in the Tweaks and Optimizations section:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...
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a c 97 G Storage
March 4, 2014 11:19:58 AM

Yea lookup some of the sites that popatim listed.

Also make sure you run the Samsung disk and do all the optimizations that you can. I got a Evo 120 to go from 250mbps read and write to hitting the 540 read 410 write after running the Magician software. Do everything. The Performance Optimization, OS Optimization, and Over Provisioning. one of them will make a 10GB cashe partition that will help a lot with speed as well.

Also 16GB of ram means that it probably made a 32GB or similar size Page file which is a hidden file and can be why all your space is being taken up.

Do this.

1. Right Click Computer | Choose Properties
2. Click Advanced System Settings
3. Performance Tab | Click Settings
4. Advanced Settings Tab | Virtual Memory | Click Change

Then if the check box at the top to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" is check uncheck it. If not continue to step 5.

5. Click on your C Drive - Then below it set it to "No Paging File" Then click Set
6. Click on your Hard Disk Drive. Click on "System managed size" then click set
7. Restart your PC.

If there is no page file on your C drive then this is not the issue and something is taking up space and will want to look though the list that was given.
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a c 885 G Storage
March 4, 2014 4:44:46 PM

Actually if you have already set aside overprovisioning space do use the Magician one, it will just take even more space away. LoL
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a c 97 G Storage
March 4, 2014 7:35:10 PM

Yes that is true. Its set to 10% but you can make it what ever size you want, but if you really want the performance out of it you got to set it. At least as far as the things I've tired with the Samsung 840's
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