Also, we can't forget about Rob's Windows OS Still needs some repairs, as simrick has pointed out. Rob knows this also I believe.
We can try a couple different options when Rob is ready. I would try using the DISM repair using the Windows OS from Tech bench 1st .....Then if that doesn't work, a Repair Install. These are just ideas.
Update: Before I forget, as axe0 mentioned earlier, we should ask Rob if he has a program like Malwarebytes installed. Because maybe some of his problems were due to some kind of malware.... just another idea.
Last edited by OldMike65; 14 Mar 2016 at 09:15.
Would you explain to me why is it not good for the life of the SSD ?Well we seem to all agree with 76% is high, and actually not good for the life of the SSD
Does not matter if he uses for work or pleasure and I never said anything about the programs he runs need to be on another drive, did I ?Rob uses this computer for his business, its for Work. The programs he runs, are needed for his work, would be better to stay on his SSD
The whole Windows Installation will take ~20GB, third party softwares do not take much of disk space to install, most of them are in order of hundreds MB or less, few such as Adobe software will occupy 1,2 GB, that's all !!! so where is the rest of the space taken and that's what we need to look at.
If you fill a drive to capacity or near capacity, it’s likely that you’ll end up with many partially filled blocks after you delete files. The TRIM command just directs a solid-state drive to remove file data when the file is deleted. It doesn’t force the drive to do any sort of cleanup operation.
In other words, fill a solid-state drive to capacity before deleting files and you’ll likely end up with many partially filled blocks. The drive won’t go out of its way to consolidate these partially-filled blocks into full blocks, freeing up empty blocks. The drive will still be full of partially filled blocks and write performance will be degraded
Setting aside more spare area on the drives helped the performance to remain consistent, as it ensured the drive should always have enough empty blocks ready.
They found that “minimum performance improves substantially once you hit 25% spare area for these [consumer] drives.” Their final recommendation was that you should “plan on using only about 75% of [your drive’s] capacity if you want a good balance between performance consistency and capacity.”
If you have a solid-state drive, you should try to avoid using more than 75% of its capacity. Buy a larger drive with more storage than you need and you’ll ensure that you always have consistent write performance. Luckily, SSDs are gradually becoming much cheaper, so this isn’t as expensive as it once was.
It is really not important enough to argue about. We have a good thread with a lot of contributions and suggestions from quite a few people. Let's not spoil it.
Your answer is about performance, not about whether it's not good for the life of the SSD. However, that's why we suggest to the OP about cleaning it up to a manageable size.