05-04-2016 01:08 PM - edited 05-04-2016 01:10 PM
Can someone explain why the storage capacity of my C drive is one tenth of the total storage capacity of the entire hard drive. I bought this computer about 3 weeks ago with specs as follows:
6th generation Intel Core i7-6700 processor
24GB DDR4 system memory
2TB hard drive
128GB SATA Solid State Drive
Now when I go to "Settings", click on "Systems" and then on "Storage", it shows the following:
This PC ( C: )
61.3 GB used out of 119
DATADRIVE1 ( 😧 )
306.7 MB used out of 1.81 TB
I have downloaded less than 1 GB of programs. This seems rediculous to have the C drive with such little storage space. Is this right or is there something wrong. This is how it came out of the box.
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05-04-2016 02:43 PM
Yes, that is the way disk vendors use 128GB actually on ly 119.2 GB and 2 TB actually is 1.81 TB because they use decimal values when computers use binary values
128,000,000,000 / (1,024 * 1,024 * 1,0124) = 119.2 GB
2,000,000,000,000 / (1,024 * 1,024 * 1,024 * 1,024) = 1.81 TB
You don't need heaps of storage for normal applications and OS, your machine has a second HDD for data.
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10-31-2016 10:54 AM
> 2TB hard drive
> 128GB SATA Solid State Drive
So, your computer has _two_ disk-drives inside.
The 'C:' drive probably is the SSD drive -- very-fast disk-access, because it has NO moving parts, unlike the 2nd disk-drive.
So, store Windows on it, and install your applications on it. Thus, Windows will boot-up much faster, and launching programs will be much quicker.
The 2TB disk-drive is very large -- always download and/or save your files onto this drive.
Until you traded-in your computer, you had the "best of both worlds" -- fast boot and fast launching of apps, and a large amount of storage for your files/music/pictures.
If you "disciplined" yourself to keeping your "data" on 'D:', it would simply your "backup" method -- simply copy "everything" on 'D:' to an external disk-drive.
10-31-2016 12:16 PM
10-31-2016 12:21 PM - edited 10-31-2016 12:34 PM
> The problem was that any app or download would automatically save on the SSD even when I went and configured it to save on D drive.
Depends on which web-browser that you used to launch the download.
Google Chrome can be configured to specify the "download folder".
If you use Internet Explorer, you can use "Save As" to redirect the download to your 'D:' drive.