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New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?

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New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?

#1 Post by frankparisi » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:51 am

Using a new, clean hard drive I installed the factory system disks on a W530 quad with 32GB RAM, and then rebooted a couple times = 80GB on my SSD hard drive? That seem excessive? Is that including my RAM or something? (I make donations on this site, help LOL.)
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Re: New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?

#2 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:59 am

You're saying 80GB is used?

With 32GB RAM, the system will create a 32GB hiberfil.sys (if you don't use hibernation, run "powercfg hibernate off" from an elevated command prompt to disable it and delete the hibernation file to recover that space) and will also create a suitably large page file. Check advanced system settings/performance to set it to something more reasonable, like 8GB or so.

That alone should free up close to 50GB. You can also delete the recovery partition if you've got factory restore disks to free up another 15 GB or so.
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Re: New, clean hard drive plus factory system disks = 80GB on my hard drive?

#3 Post by frankparisi » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:51 pm

Yeah 80GB "usable" were used. Or only 140GB left out of the original 248GB.

Sounds like good news and good advice. I just wanted to make sure that there isn't something on my hard drive that isn't supposed to be there. I had just sanitized it using Sandisk software. Thanks.

Between today and yesterday, time for me to Paypal another donation. :(
W530 i7-3920XM, Sandisk Extreme SSD 240GB, K2000M, 32GB RAM (1866GHz), FP, Win7.
T520 i7-2860, nVidia 4200, SSD 160GB, 8GB RAM, FP, Win 7
T520 i5-2520, nVidia 4200, SSD 16GB/ 7200 1TB, 8GB RAM, FP, Win 7
Retired PCs. T22, T30, T40, T41, T42, T43P, T60 Flex, T61P, T500, T510 x2

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