Question Missing SDD space ?

simmyx

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Installed W10 clean earlier after formatting the SSD and HDD in the set up. Was on Linux ubuntu but now W10

Installed W10 to the SSD, however it's saying I have 60gb free of 111gb ( my SDD is 120GB ) where has the missing space gone ?

The " Windows " folder is 15GB
 

simmyx

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Well, it looks like you installed steam and firefox.

Nothing seems too out of place, except for that 20gb.
Maybe it had something to do with my previous Linux Ubuntu installation ?

Steam is taking up 20GB, along with the Windows install which im guessing is about 15GB which would explain it ?
 
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Well, that's why you have only 60gb free.

If you are asking about why your SSD shows as 111gb rather than 120gb, this is completely normal.
To a hard disk manufacturer, one KB is 1000 bytes, one MB is 1000 KB, and one GB is 1000 MB. Essentially, if a hard disk is advertised as 500GB, it contains 500 * 1000 * 1000 * 1000 = 500,000,000,000 bytes of space. The hard disk manufacturer thus advertises the disk as a 500 GB hard disk.

However, manufacturers of RAM don’t sell it in even groups of 1000 – they use groups of 1024. When you’re buying memory, a KB is 1024 bytes, a MB is 1024 KB, and a GB is 1024 MB. To work back from the 500,000,000,000 bytes above:

Basically, your SSD and Windows report capacity differently.
 
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simmyx

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Well, that's why you have only 60gb free.

If you are asking about why your SSD shows as 111gb rather than 120gb, this is completely normal.
To a hard disk manufacturer, one KB is 1000 bytes, one MB is 1000 KB, and one GB is 1000 MB. Essentially, if a hard disk is advertised as 500GB, it contains 500 * 1000 * 1000 * 1000 = 500,000,000,000 bytes of space. The hard disk manufacturer thus advertises the disk as a 500 GB hard disk.

However, manufacturers of RAM don’t sell it in even groups of 1000 – they use groups of 1024. When you’re buying memory, a KB is 1024 bytes, a MB is 1024 KB, and a GB is 1024 MB. To work back from the 500,000,000,000 bytes above:

Basically, your SSD and Windows report capacity differently.
So CS go is 20GB which brings it down to 91GB ( from 111GB ) and then W10 is about 20GB which brings it down to 70GB, is that right ?
 

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Basically, what you're seeing is a couple of things:

  1. A Windows install is much more than just the "windows folder"
  2. A 120GB drive is TooSmall, especially if you wish to include a game on it. I gave up on a 120GB SSD as the OS drive years ago.
 

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