Why does my SSD show less space than it actually has ?

Hey all, so I just purchased a new SSD and I was wondering why it has so much shadow storage
Here are some pictures,
1. Computer page : http://prntscr.com/72poed
2. SSD properties : http://prntscr.com/72pp4t
3. Calculation : http://prntscr.com/72pq99 (238-110=128, 128 - 79 = 49)
There is almost 50 gigabytes of storage lost and I really don't know why.
Thanks in advance, Matt.
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  1. Download and install WinDirStat.
    Run it. See what it tells you.
  2. http://www.thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-ultimate-windows-8-edition/
    Tweaks will help with performance and regain space.
  3. This is almost always due to System Restore, which on some systems defaults to using up to 50% of the drive space.

    Control panel -> System -> System Protection -> Configure

    Slide the bar until it's limited to a more reasonable amount, like 5%.
  4. USAFRet said:
    Download and install WinDirStat.
    Run it. See what it tells you.

    http://prntscr.com/72qcu5 this is a screen of it idk really
  5. matthijsdejong said:
    USAFRet said:
    Download and install WinDirStat.
    Run it. See what it tells you.

    http://prntscr.com/72qcu5 this is a screen of it idk really


    OK...so you have the SSD as the OS drive, and it is the "G" drive? ewww.

    In WinDirStat, select only that drive and put up another screenshot.

    But, Find your System Restore settings, and see what that is set to.
    Control Panel
    System
    System Protection
    System Protection
    Click on the relevant drive, and select Configure

    It will show you current usage and Max use %
  6. USAFRet said:
    matthijsdejong said:
    USAFRet said:
    Download and install WinDirStat.
    Run it. See what it tells you.

    http://prntscr.com/72qcu5 this is a screen of it idk really


    OK...so you have the SSD as the OS drive, and it is the "G" drive? ewww.

    In WinDirStat, select only that drive and put up another screenshot.

    But, Find your System Restore settings, and see what that is set to.
    Control Panel
    System
    System Protection
    System Protection
    Click on the relevant drive, and select Configure

    It will show you current usage and Max use %

    This is what it says 20% http://prntscr.com/733fhj
  7. matthijsdejong said:

    This is what it says 20% http://prntscr.com/733fhj



    From your original post:
    "There is almost 50 gigabytes of storage lost and I really don't know why."

    From your pic:
    47.69GB

    To me, that's 'almost 50GB'...:)


    Reduce that down to 5 or 10%
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