Sudden loss of all disk space, is my SSD dying?

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  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Over lunch my 120gb SSD went from 87gbs free space to a few MB. I restored from a Paragon image I had. What could have caused this? The only clue I "might" have is this past week I installed the latest version of CCleaner which now includes a dupe cleaner. I used it, examined the dupes and deleted them. A day or so later I had a strange PC freeze which has never happened since I built this in May. I just used W7 System Restore and all was good. Installed new CC version again and used the dupe cleaner again. If the removing a duplicate is causing either of these phenomenas it doesn't happen immediately. Any theories and thank you!
     
  2. cruelsister

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    Personally I would download and install Treesize Free and run it to see what is taking up the space:

    http://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/

    Also you may want to use some Disk Partitioning software to see if unbeknownst to you a partition was created that you could ax.
     
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  3. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    No theory, but I don´t trust dupe cleaners. The same file can be needed in different places by different programs. Why not?
     
  4. guest

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    Did you watch "TV" on that system? I am using DVBViewer and if you accidentally are pressing the "record" key of course your SSD would over hours (but not over lunch?) get smaller and smaller. :D - Another idea: do you have virtuagirl installed in P2P-Mode? :D - Maybe your OS was taking all this place for backup purposes? I had this on a system of a neighbor. Partition D was almost at zero free MB because of that backup function. But that took months not one lunch. ;) - Or did you start a benchmark that did not delete it's testfiles?

    Don't know how you will find out for sure now what happened if you already restored a backup. But strange thing and very frightening, I give you that. :eek:
     
  5. ratchet

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    Thank you for the replies! All does now indeed seem normal. I used the Kingston (SSD) tool and it shows the drive (and all its attributes as being 100% healthy. If it was malware it got past both Norton A-V and Malwarebytes Pro.
     
  6. mirimir

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    Perhaps CCleaner is overwriting free space with 0s or whatever, and your SSD is seeing that as used space?
     
  7. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    I've never used the secure delete option but I'll check to make sure it wasn't accidentally enabled.

    edit: After reading these posts, more than ever I believe it was CCleaners new duplicate cleaner!
     
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