SSD showing full, but it's not??

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I have a Crucial MX100 512GB SSD, performed a fresh format/install of Win 10 a few days ago. Installed a few games on it over the last few days, nothing major. I had about 200 GB left over last night when my computer went to sleep. I powered it on today and Win10 told me I'm running low on disk space!! I check the drive and it says 0 bytes free of 476GB! I right click and "refresh" and it will jump from 600mb available, to 800 mb, back down to 0 bytes.... SSD life still shows the drive is excellent health. Is my drive going bad?? I've never seen this issue before!
 

KazeoHin

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How much RAM are you using, and How big is your page file?

200GB is a TON of space to just simply fill up, but if you have, say 64 GB of RAM and a double-sized pagefile, thats 128GB pagefile. Open task manager and see what applications are using the disk. OR check the SSD's SMART status.
 
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Page file is 2944 mb right now. 16GB RAM. I just removed 40GB worth of files and im back down to 2.73 gb free, and still going down!! I have no idea whats going on!
 
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Restarted my PC and now showing 382GB free.... Pretty sure this SSD is dying a slow and painful death...
 
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Well, figured out my issue! Turns out my VPN software (PIA) was creating an unusually large log file. Checked their forums and found out I wasn't the only one with the problem. All fixed now!
 

SomeGuy133

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Well, figured out my issue! Turns out my VPN software (PIA) was creating an unusually large log file. Checked their forums and found out I wasn't the only one with the problem. All fixed now!
suspicious........I use PIA and i don't like that. Any idea on what its logging?
 
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