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Default Disk space on my mini 9 8gig ssd - 03-19-2009, 06:51 AM

Hi

I just joined the mini 9 club and im enjoying the experience. But,i do have one issue on space. I took delivery a week ago and got my machine up and running. Unfortunately, one of the keys stuck and i had to return the machine. A new one arrived yesterday and after doing exactly the same set up routine, i noticed that i had a full 1 gb Less space on the hard drive than the previous one.

I did notice that when i shut the machine down for the first time after set up\it loaded about 32 updates from microsoft, which im sure the other one didnt,\but surely these would not eat up so much space? The only difference i have on this machine from the other is that on this one i have upgraded the Ram to 2gig. But surely that should not make a difference?

Can anyone help with my questins:

1) Any ideas what is eating up the disk space - i have already un installed all the software i dont need like the webcam chat stuff,\google desktop etc.

2) Can any one give me any tips on what else i can delete to creat space?

3) Can i turn off the paging file - currently set to 200mb - now that i have the increase ram?

Any other ideas or comments would be gratefully received!

Many thanks


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Default Re: Disk space on my mini 9 8gig ssd - 03-19-2009, 02:07 PM

Unless you're planning to run some memory-intensive apps, it would probably be fine for you to turn off the page file to save the drive space.


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Default Re: Disk space on my mini 9 8gig ssd - 03-19-2009, 03:27 PM

If you upgraded the RAM to 2gb, and you lost 1gb, I'd suspect that you have
Hibernate on. The Hibernate feature takes up as much hard drive space as
you have RAM. Thus, increasing your RAM by 1gb eats up 1gb on your hard
drive.


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Default Re: Disk space on my mini 9 8gig ssd - 03-26-2009, 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by gotigersducksvols
If you upgraded the RAM to 2gb, and you lost 1gb, I'd suspect that you have
Hibernate on. The Hibernate feature takes up as much hard drive space as
you have RAM. Thus, increasing your RAM by 1gb eats up 1gb on your hard
drive.
Wow... I didn't realize it reserves that space (and the entire RAM amount at that!).

Just got another gig of space on my 8gb. I'm still moving in...

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