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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    Also when I disabled indexing I got access denied on a bunch of things. Any way around or doesn't it matter?
    click yes, ignore all, or what ever it is. turn that pagefile off for sure a page file for someone that has as much ram as you do is like an anchor around your neck

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    And why should you shrink the volume by 20%?

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    first what is your os drive

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Bully, go with the OCZ Revo Hybrid 1TB for $499 and have the best of both worlds. Jake reviewed this drive, I also own one, take a read: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1398

    I also have a OCZ Revo Drive3 X2 240GB if your interested, here's the link to Jon's review:
    http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1377.html

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    My OS drive is an ADATA s510 120GB

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by PoLoMoTo View Post
    My OS drive is an ADATA s510 120GB
    did you turn off the page file?

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Yes

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    shrinking by 20% is not a necessity but its good practice if you can afford the space it will keep top performance of the drive much longer as well as make the nand's lifespan more than double. this is why enterprise drives are over provisioned 20 to 50%. search anand he explains it and trust me it makes a huge difference.

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    shrinking by 20% is not a necessity but its good practice if you can afford the space it will keep top performance of the drive much longer as well as make the nand's lifespan more than double. this is why enterprise drives are over provisioned 20 to 50%. search anand he explains it and trust me it makes a huge difference.
    If using a 60 or 120 gig drive and alot of your favorite apps on them sure takes a chunk out of them.

    Win 7 can swell (Over) time to 30 gig.

    I'll wait for a 240 gig on that one.

    Later

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    everything I need and use comes out to 28gb for my os drive. i have about 200gb data i keep on a spinner

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    everything I need and use comes out to 28gb for my os drive. i have about 200gb data i keep on a spinner
    Mine is right at 42GB and I use a pair of 1.5TB platter drives for storage.

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Mine is right at 42GB and I use a pair of 1.5TB platter drives for storage.
    With my OS, and benchmark programs with very little data I am at 55G

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Benchmark programs,.........how many of those do you use?

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Benchmark programs,.........how many of those do you use?
    There's alot of them out there and can take up space in a hurry.

    I usually use them and then dump them after using.
    It adds up pretty quick when not paying attention.

    But for someone thats does alot of evaluating pretty handy.

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gates View Post
    bullydog do this:
    to reclaim some space open cmd and type "powercfg -h off" you will regain as much space as the capacity of your RAM in your case 8gb. Consider turning off page file you most likely do not need it. With those 2 things implimented a windows 7 64bit install is only 7gb
    Thanks bill gates, my system ram is 8gb and is it okay to turn off page file?
    I have also entered the "powercfg -h off" (without the open inverted commas) but it does not return with a confirmation that hibernation has been disabled, is that correct?

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    Default Re: 60gb as a boot drive is too small

    Quote Originally Posted by bullydog View Post
    Thanks bill gates, my system ram is 8gb and is it okay to turn off page file?
    I have also entered the "powercfg -h off" (without the open inverted commas) but it does not return with a confirmation that hibernation has been disabled, is that correct?
    Correct it does not confirm, just check if you gained space on your drive. To turn off page file: Right click My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Performance -> Settings -> Advanced -> Virtual Memory -> Change -> Uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" -> Select your C: drive -> Then select "No paging file" -> Click set And now your done in 12 easy steps XD

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