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256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

My Sony Vaio Pro 13 arrived today. The SSD is supposed to be 256GB, but it's only showing 212GB. As far as I'm aware, the true capacity of 256GB should be 238GB. Where's the missing 26GB?  :?

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RE: 256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

Found it......used up by the recovery partition.

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RE: 256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

Crikey the hard-drive on my first Windows 95 PC was only 4GB in total and for recovery it had a single CD. Now they need 26GB for a recovery-partition.

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RE: 256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

As long as you have the Windows CDs you might want to delete the recovery partition and reformat the drive into a single partition.

 

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RE: 256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

AnotherJoe wrote:

As long as you have the Windows CDs you might want to delete the recovery partition and reformat the drive into a single partition.

 

Could be a bad move on a laptop IMHO unless you never take it anywhere.  Just imagine you turn up at someone's offices to work and how to scrounge a copy of Windows to connect to their network or printer or,,,,

Just saying...

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RE: 256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

AnotherJoe wrote:

As long as you have the Windows CDs you might want to delete the recovery partition and reformat the drive into a single partition.

Could be a bad move on a laptop IMHO unless you never take it anywhere.  Just imagine you turn up at someone's offices to work and how to scrounge a copy of Windows to connect to their network or printer or,,,,

Just saying...

I think WIndows has changed a lot since you last used it. You no longer need to carry around the CD in case you need a new printer driver etc.

 

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RE: 256GB SSD capacity - how much should it actually be?

I think that you can also set up laptops and pcs to boot first from the hard drive, but if that fails then to boot from the USB port.

So put all your emergency files (including backup copy of windows) on a memory stick, and always carry it in your pocket (or on your keyring).

Hopefully you never need it, but it could save your bacon one day.

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