Victory Pete
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SSD storage size

I have a 512 SSD in my new XPS 15. I have noticed that apparently I am using up 71 G of space already on it, I barely have added anything to this system yet. My 2 year old desktop has 73G used, but it is loaded with programs, files and pictures. Is the SSD or the fact I have a laptop inherently using up more of the disk right from the start?

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RE: SSD storage size

Seems to me the math adds up, 512 - file-structure - operating system.

Never really get the entire space out of a drive.

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Current:

  • Alienware M17X R3
  • Inspiron One 2320
  • Inspiron 1545 (4)
  • XPS M1730
  • Alienware M14x R2 (2)
  • XPS 12 9Q23
  • Dell Venue 8 Pro (2)

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  • Inspiron 530
  • Inspiron 530s (2)
  • Inspiron 1420
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Victory Pete
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RE: SSD storage size

But why is it using 71 with very little on it and my desktop is using 73 with a lot on it? There seems to be some difference in operating efficiency between the laptop with the SSD drive and my desktop with a mechanical drive.

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RE: SSD storage size

Bear in mind that there's a restore partition on the drive - along with part of the boot firmware (EFI).

RE: SSD storage size

^^ Beat me to it, I suspect it's partitioned.

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Not a dell rep, just a guy with a lot of Dell(s)

Current:

  • Alienware M17X R3
  • Inspiron One 2320
  • Inspiron 1545 (4)
  • XPS M1730
  • Alienware M14x R2 (2)
  • XPS 12 9Q23
  • Dell Venue 8 Pro (2)

In Closet:

  • Dimension 8400
  • Inspiron 530
  • Inspiron 530s (2)
  • Inspiron 1420
  • XPS 600
  • XPS/Dimension XPS

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Victory Pete
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RE: SSD storage size

Not a clue!

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