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Old December 23, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Default Intel 335 240GB - Missing 40GB

I bought an Intel 335 240GB SSD and I am missing about 40GB worth of space. I installed a clean Windows 7 on the SSD, which took up 10GB. I did not partition the SSD in any way. When I take a look at the 'My Computer' folder, I see two partitions: Local Disk (C), and System Reserved (E). Local disc has 188GB of 223GB free, while System Reserve has 61MB of 99MB free.

My question is how come 'My Computer' says my SSD is partitioned into two drives, where the total space of these two partitions are 223GB when my SSD has a capacity of 240GB (in reality I should have about 235GB). Secondly, if Windows 7 only took 10GB, how come I only have 188GB space left (223GB - 10GB != 188GB).
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:14 PM
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I think this article will pretty well sum things up for you. Your drive is functioning fine.

My 64GB ssd on my laptop only shows up as 60gb usable
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Windows takes alot more than 10gb and those numbers are not that far off in my mind. My personal Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit install folder alone is 23GB, never mind the programs that quickly add up.
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Great, thanks for the help :)
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:24 PM
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according to the article:

240 000 000 000 / (1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 224 GB that you actually get to use.

I think....
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Good thing I didn't get a smaller SSD.
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Old December 23, 2012, 04:28 PM
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you'll have 11gb dedicated to system hybernate file and an amount equal to your physical ram dedicated to the page file. Both of those can be disabled and removed if you feel inclined to do so.
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Old December 23, 2012, 06:36 PM
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^this

i would SERIOUSLY NOT disable pagefile if you're only on 4GB of ram though. it's just wayyyy too easy with modern browsers to hit your ram max. Personally, I think 8GB RAM with 2GB pagefile is the safest way to go (if you INSIST on reducing pagefile size). really not so sure why people are so picky about pagefile anyways though.
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It's linked to fear that you'll wear out your SSD, since the pagefile takes a lot of reading and writing. When write amplification was high, this was a more legitimate concern. With current SSD management algorithms and a typical client workload, it's not a concern.
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i would SERIOUSLY NOT disable pagefile if you're only on 4GB of ram though. it's just wayyyy too easy with modern browsers to hit your ram max. Personally, I think 8GB RAM with 2GB pagefile is the safest way to go (if you INSIST on reducing pagefile size). really not so sure why people are so picky about pagefile anyways though.
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It's linked to fear that you'll wear out your SSD, since the pagefile takes a lot of reading and writing. When write amplification was high, this was a more legitimate concern. With current SSD management algorithms and a typical client workload, it's not a concern.
If you run a SSD you should be running a 2nd drive beside it for everything else. If you aren't then well your being silly.

I will also 2nd what Generic said.
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