Compress Drive Images
Boogie at the Samsung Q&A posted this question:
"I have a 64GB Samsung XE700T1A-A05US Series 7 Slate, after installing the software I have less than 30GB left. How do I reclaim more drive space."
My recommendation is to do the first three. The compression takes a bit more work from the CPU... so use it as a last resort.
This is a very easy and safe method which allows you to permanently remove temporary and recycle bin itemss. Every PC user should run this program every once in a while.
How to Run Disk Cleanup:
If you have programs that you do not need or want you can easily remove them. Ensure that you know which programs you are removing. There's nothing worse than accidentally removing programs or program components.
How to uninstall programs:
By removing programs that you do not need or want you will free a few GB of space.
If you have big collections of music, video, or documents getting a microSD card will probably be your best solution. Since the microSD card can be added to the top of the system this is one of the easiest methods. There's microSDHC cards (max 32GB), and then there are microSDXC cards (64GB up to 2TB). You can view some of the technical differences at Wiki - Secure Digital.
You could use one of those small USB thumb/flash drives, but something sticking out of your system is not very sexy. ;)
By using compression you can save a bunch of space. There are downfalls to this that you must be aware of. By compressing the disk drive your CPU will now have to work on compressing and decompressing files every time it needs to access them. Basically your system will be slower when compared to systems that have not been compressed, but it will have more drive space.
To compress the drive:
If some files cannot be compressed ensure that you click on "Ignore All" when prompted. It may take several hours before the compression of the drive is completed. One change that you will notice is that compressed files will have blue links.
Before compress: 17.5GB free storage
After compression: 22.6GB free storage
Dec 13, 2011
Samsung Series 7 Slate - Get More Storage Space
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