I recently built a windows 7 desktop. I have a crucial m4 128 gig ssd, and a 1 terabyte samsung spinpoint f3. I have installed windows 7 and firefox on the ssd and nothing else.
I have read the articles on this forum for tweaking the ssd. I have the temp file on the samsung hdd. All pictures, etc. go to the hdd as well. I recently installed microsoft office and pinnacle 12 on the hdd, yet after installing them I noticed that approximately 2 gig of space had been used on the ssd. Can anyone tell me why? I have not changed the location of the program files from the ssd, could that have something to do with it? Even though I installed these two programs on the hdd?
You may be accumulating restore points, which can add up, plus files from the installs. Take a look at CCleaner to clean up the temp files and caches. Also, if you have the paging file on the ssd, check its size, and consider moving it to a hdd
Thanks a bunch folks. It turned out out that I had not disabled system restore for the ssd, only the hdd. That freed up about 5 gb. I also moved the pagefile to the hdd. That freed up 16 gb! The other things you both mentioned removed close to another gig. So I went from approximately 79 gig of free space to 101 gig.