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Old August 10, 2011, 12:14 AM
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Exclamation SSD keeps filling up

As subject says, my SSD 60gig has just been filling up like crazy. I use this drive as my OS drive and I have a HDD as a storage drive as well.

Now before anything I have cleared everything or at least what thought to be clear worthy.
-system restore points
-all temp files (internet temp, temp folder ect...)
-recycle bin
-No spyware or viruses

for some reason I just keep going down. It was at 16gigs free, then 14, 12 now 8.
I have tried to read up online wtf is going on, but I have been trying to sift through all the information and have not found anything useful or at least nothing I didn't already know. I was hoping some of you guys might have an idea.

I read something about winsxs folder, but apparently you can't delete it or you screw up your OS.

Basically I am at a loss right now, I really could use some help here.

here is a picture of the break down of where my information is stored.



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Old August 10, 2011, 12:31 AM
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Is hibernation turned off?

Download spacemonger. It gives a better idea of whats where

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Old August 10, 2011, 12:40 AM
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+1 for spacemonger.

it could be your pagefile.sys if you haven't deleted it or moved it off drive. maybe itunes if you have it?
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Old August 10, 2011, 01:48 AM
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26 GB for Windows is pretty large -- check where all your downloads are ending up. You can move your Documents/Music/Video/etc folders to your HDD to save space.
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Old August 10, 2011, 03:14 AM
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Okay so this is what I have now.

I see a huge chunk is from that pagefile.sys but what is that? Should I delete it or just move it to another drive?

thanks for the help guys
*edit* I figured out how to turn off and get rid of hibernation files. That problem is gone, now the problem remains that pagefile.sys and where the hell are all those temp files coming from 0_0 I went to the folder and did everything why is it taking up such a large chuck

well i found out the pagefile.sys is for virtual memory. Still not sure how that huge temp files got away from me 0.o

Do I even need virtual memory? Especially on my SSD? should I just disable it completely? I have 8gigs of ram


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Old August 10, 2011, 04:52 AM
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Follow the steps in the sticky that AKG posted and you'll be golden. You'll want to read section 9. Everything you need to do is explained in detail and very easy.

So you wanna buy a SSD? Read this first.
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Old August 10, 2011, 05:52 AM
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Awesome thanks for all the help guys, really did work. Now I just have to figure out this problem with me defragging my damn SSD >.<

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Old August 10, 2011, 06:44 AM
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You dont need to defrag an SSD
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Old August 10, 2011, 07:02 AM
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Correction, you should NEVER defrag a SSD...
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Old August 12, 2011, 08:07 PM
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I support disabling Hibernate, but moving the page file may not be necessary. Turning it off may be an option for you. I don't use it, with 4gb of ram, and rarely get a low memory warning. With 8gb I wouldn't think twice, BUT you have to decide what you prefer.
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