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01-26-2009

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Hard Drive Space

2009-01-26, 22:35 PM

Hi

I have a W500 (4058).

 

I ordered it with a SSD (64Gigs) for longer battery life.

 

It turns out I cannot account for all of the 64GB.  Any help is appreciated. 

 

Specified drive = 64 Gigs = 62.5 GB due to the actual conversion using 1024 versus 1000.

 

The system came with 2 partitions: "C Drive" (main partition) with Win XP Pro and a service partiton by Lenovo. Under disk management here are the specs.

 

C: =  53.88 GB

Service Partition = 5.73 GB

Total = 59.61 GB

 

Here we are shy by 2.89 GB (Un accounted space).

 

Additionally,  If we look at the C: Drive

 

I add up all the files under C: (including hidden, RR Backups, system files) etc. it totals to 45.9 GB.  This would imply that I have a balance of (59.61 - 45.9) = 13.71 GB

 

But lo and behold when I right click C: and look up the free space is shows up as  3.18GB.

 

This implies atleast another 10GB missing..!!!

 

Has anyone encountered a similar issue? 

 

Thank you for your help/response.

 

 

 

Message Edited by etillana on 01-26-2009 02:37 PM
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12-10-2008

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Re: Hard Drive Space

2009-01-27, 1:36 AM

First, 64 Gigs = 64,000,000,000 bytes = 64,000,000,000 / (1024)^3 = 59.6 GB, so the unallocated hard drive space is correct.

 

I have not sure about the C drive space issue.

 

Hope that helps

 

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Re: Hard Drive Space

2009-01-27, 15:06 PM

Also, this information you may find of some interest

 

Understanding hard drive partitions on Lenovo systems with Microsoft Vista - Desktop, ThinkPad and Workstation

 

JimL

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Re: Hard Drive Space

2009-01-27, 21:36 PM

Hi zhuzhe and oldguy

 

Thank you for your inputs.  I think the 1024^3 factor resolved my 1st question.

 

I looked up the partitions are it appears that in XP lenovo only slapped 2 partitions - C and service S:  I dont have a Q.

 

Also, the issue with space seems to be related to C:

 

I dont have any RR backups (I turned off the feature).

 

When I spoke with the tech support,  they suggested uninstalling lenovo apps/utilities.  But I suspect that cannot add up to 10GB!!

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06-26-2008

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Re: Hard Drive Space

2009-01-28, 20:18 PM

It is most likely system restore points that stacked up over every single app installation. I had the same - selected all of the files and their size was smaller than actuall  HHD space reported as being used.

 

My advice is to disable system restore points and than immediately switch it back and make a new one. These saved my systme once. Anyway the point is to clean all the old restore points. There is a notice somewhere that it can take as much as 15% of your disc space and it is turned on by default, nice huh? I don't remeber that from winXP

 

hope that helps

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