I have a bit of a dilemma. I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my E6420 Dell Latitude. I have 16GB of RAM installed. I have 256GB SSD Kingston drive.
I do not have the system files and hidden files hidden, so all are showing.
I selected all the files in my C:\ drive and went to properties. The size of all files selected is 144GB. So I should have at least 112GB available of free space. Since all drives are never what they say they are, I should have at least 90GB available of free space.
When I go to My Computer, it shows that I have 19GB space free.
I have turned OFF my page file and confirmed that the Pagefile.sys has been deleted.
I have turned OFF hibernation and confirmed that the file has been deleted.
I do NOT have System Restore enabled. I usually backup to an external drive.
Does anyone have any idea's or suggestions as to why this is and how to fix it? I know that it is not a good idea to defrag an SSD as it shortens its lifespan, so that is not an option, checkdisk is also not an option on an SSD. So I am pretty clueless at this point as to what else I can do in order to get at least 90GB free instead of 19GB... Please help me out guys.
Thanks, will check it out, but I have already used many of these, especially the one on OCZ's site for general SSD optimization, but that still did not help at all, because when i first installed Windows, I used that guide to disable everything possible to make it last longer and have more space