Windows 10: Storage on SSD

Discus and support Storage on SSD in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have a 227GB SSD which is showing a nearly full. When I run Storage Sense it says that Apps and Features is 97.2GB but when I go into it, there are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Boris5524, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. Boris5524 Win User

    Storage on SSD


    I have a 227GB SSD which is showing a nearly full.

    When I run Storage Sense it says that Apps and Features is 97.2GB but when I go into it, there are only 2 apps bigger than 1GB and the total in no way reaches 97.2 GB.

    What is taking up all the space on my hard drive?

    Many thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    Boris5524, Jul 19, 2020
    #1
  2. techguy31 Win User

    64Gb SSD for OS or 2Tb HDD for storage ?!

    I suggest that you get the 2tb for storage. SSDs are only useful if you want to boot things fast like OS and programs. I actually suggest you get both if you have that many movies.
     
    techguy31, Jul 19, 2020
    #2
  3. Anne Ros Win User
    SSD storage keeps filling up on its own

    Hi Ash,

    There's a possibility that the files are just hidden. As an initial troubleshooting, we suggest following the steps below on how to display hidden files that's eating space of your SSD:

    • On the Search bar, type folder, and then select
      Show hidden files and folders from the search results.
    • Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives,
      and then select OK.

    Keep us in the loop with the result.
     
    Anne Ros, Jul 19, 2020
    #3
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Storage on SSD

    Disappearing SSD & failing Windows Updates

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I appreciate your effort on this. However, to help you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the following details:



    • What is the make and model of your computer?
    • Which build version of Windows is installed on the computer? To check type:
      winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit Enter.


    Method 1: Updating Storage drivers



    It could be an issue with the drivers that is why the SSD is not getting detected after a restart. We can try updating the drivers and see if that helps. Please follow the steps mentioned below to update the drivers:



    1. Press Windows key + X, to open Context menu.
    2. Click on Device Manager.
    3. Expand Disk drives.
    4. Right click on the driver and select Update driver.
    5. If prompted for restart, please restart the PC.


    You can also go ahead and check for Storage drivers from the computer manufacturer’s website. If there are storage drivers available, please download and install them.



    Method 2: Updating firmware for the SSD



    This issue could occur if the latest firmware for the SSD is not installed. You can download latest firmware from the SSD manufacturer website and install it.



    For update issue, I would suggest you to please refer the troubleshooting steps in the article

    Fix Windows Update errors
    and see if that helps in resolving the issue.



    Note: The above article has the steps to perform a clean install of Windows.
    You may take a backup of the data before performing a clean installation.




    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Jul 19, 2020
    #4
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