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Backing up question

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:39 am
by JVM
Using Windows 7 I created a system image backed up to another SSD of identical capacity and model. The backed-up SSD has 4GB more free than the system disk. Why should there be a difference? When making an image of your disk, shouldn't they be same amount free when identical drives are used?

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:53 am
by swivelguy2
Looks like you have 4GB of space on your SSD reserved by the operating system for some purpose. This is likely the page file - because it isn't actually a true file, it doesn't get included in the backup. It could also be some sort of readyboost/readyboot/prefetch/etc type stuff.

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:14 am
by JVM
In that case, there is nothing for me to worry about. Thanks!