How to Save Space on SSD Quite Easily

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How to Save Space on SSD

SSD (Solid State Drive) is originally designed for use in a computer system. With an SSD your computer will become noticeably faster and reliable and consume less power. However, as time passes, the free disk space seems to be reduced. In this case, can we save space on SSD? How to save space on SSD quite effectively?

To perfectly use my Solid State Drive, I searched around for ways to free up space on SSD.

Disable Hibernation: Windows creates a hidden hibernation file at C:\hiberfil.sys. Hibernation is the process of saving the content of your computer’s memory to the hard disk. Therefore, hibernation requires an equal part primary disk space as the amount of memory installed on the system.

On a laptop, you probably don’t want to disable hibernation. However, if you have a desktop with a small solid-state drive, you may want to disable hibernation to free up disk space. To turn it offyou may do the following:delete-hibernation-file.png.pagespeed.ic.9JceDzfZYP

 

Click the “Start” button and type “cmd”.
In the Dos command prompt window type “powercfg” and then type “hibernate off”. After that, press “Enter” button.

The hibernate.sys file will be then deleted and you will gain disk space on your SSD equal to the size of your RAM. (Note: when you disable hibernation, Windows will delete the hibernation file. You can’t move this file off the system drive, as it needs to be on the C:\ so Windows can read it as boot. Therefore, please note that this file and the paging file are marked as “protected operating system files” and aren’t variable by default.)

Decrease the size of your paging file: the Windows paging file, also know as the page file, represents an area of your hard drive, which is used by Windows in case your computer runs out of memory (RAM). You can safely decrease the size of the page file if you’re really crunched for space, but we had better not disable this file completely because that can cause problems. Here’s how you can decrease the size of your page file in Windows 7:

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Right-click “My Computer” button, and then choose “Properties”.
In the left panel, click “Advanced system settings”.
On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click “Settings”.
Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click “Change”.
Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
Under Drive (Volume Label), click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change. Note: The paging file is located at the C:\pagefile.sys by default.
Click “Custom size”, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

Disable System Restore: System Restore is a feature in Microsoft Windows that allows the user to revert their computer’s state (including system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems. However, the System Restore service takes up a lot of spaces as they need to contain system images. In fact, users can turn to disk clone utility (like MiniTool Partition Wizard) for disk backups. Therefore, users can turn it off to save space on SSD after a backup has been made.

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Right-click “My Computer” button, and then choose “Properties”.
In the left panel, click “System Protection”.
Select the drive you want to turn off System Protection and click “Configure”.
Select “Turn off system protection”, click “OK”, and then click “Apply”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use a third party disk cleaning tool: If you want to delete all information on the specified partition permanently to save space on SSD, you can turn to MiniTool Partition Wizard. Thus, you can delete unnecessary files safely and permanently.

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Run this partition magic.

Right-click the partition and then choose “Wipe Partition”.
Select a wiping method and then click “OK”.
Click “Apply”.

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Of course, there are other ways for saving space on SSD. You can select the most suitable one for you to free up disk space

on SSD.

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