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Daudbros
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X220 Eating up my SSD so fast

At the time of purchase I installed all the softwares and documents that are in my daily use..I could see my SSD had 94GB free. Since then I have added any thing at all now its showing I got only 83GB I am surprised where is 11GB disappeared in thin air. Can some one explain or help me recover something out of this 11GB

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Re: X220 Eating up my SSD so fast


Daudbros wrote:

At the time of purchase I installed all the softwares and documents that are in my daily use..I could see my SSD had 94GB free. Since then I have added any thing at all now its showing I got only 83GB I am surprised where is 11GB disappeared in thin air. Can some one explain or help me recover something out of this 11GB


Possibly (1) temporary files not deleted and/or (2) caching in apps like Internet Explorer.

Try Disk Cleanup. If that doesn't solve your problem, you can investigate by checking the

sizes of directories in your User Profile.

Hope that helps,
John
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Daudbros
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Re: X220 Eating up my SSD so fast

Done several times same process but no change in regaining space. Please assist further
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Re: X220 Eating up my SSD so fast

Check if hibernate is enabled.  The hibernate file can take up as much HD space as your RAM (e.g. 8GB) and is generally unnecessary with an SSD.

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zygomatic wrote:

Check if hibernate is enabled.  The hibernate file can take up as much HD space as your RAM (e.g. 8GB) and is generally unnecessary with an SSD.


Hibernation will prevent your machine crashing if you run out of battery power!

Hope that helps,
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Re: X220 Eating up my SSD so fast

Hibernation is ON
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Daudbros wrote:
Hibernation is ON

If you have a lot of RAM, you can reduce the size of your Paging File on the SSD.

What I use and recommend: 512 MB Minimum, size of RAM Maximum.

Hope that helps,
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Daudbros
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Re: X220 Eating up my SSD so fast

I have factory installed 4GB RAM planning to add 4GB would that help?
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Daudbros wrote:
I have factory installed 4GB RAM planning to add 4GB would that help?

That will speed up your machine (see my post here), but increase the size of your Hibernation File on SSD, and increase the size of your Paging File on SSD if you don't follow my suggestion.

Hope that helps,
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Daudbros
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Re: X220 Eating up my SSD so fast

While checking Restore System files and setting its stated " System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system A volume shadow copy 0x80043202"
This could be the cause that what ever updates they are staying in the restore part of the SSD since I can not restore the system any longer please help to rectify this error wonder how serious it is