HELP!! SSD Partitions seem wrong?!?!? only 30GB usable?!?!?

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  1. Dean

    Dean New Member

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    Hey Folks,

    Im hoping someone here can shed some light on my situation. I recently purchased the ASUS Zenbook UX31A, its a refurbished model.
    When i got it it was as new, fresh install of windows 8. However after installing the OS i seemed to only have approx 30GB of disk space available on my C drive?!
    So i know that W8 takes up more space than previous OS however when i bought a notebook with 128gb SSD i expected approx 90GB to be usable as was suggested by my research. So i think the partitions are maybe wrong?

    The partitions are as follows;

    300MB - Healthy (EFI System Partition)
    600MB - Healthy (Recovery Partition)
    C: 60.48GB NTFS - Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)
    30.00GB NTFS - Healthy (Primary Partition)
    4.00GB - Healthy (OEM Partition)
    20.00GB - Healthy (Recovery Partition)

    So im no expert but surely the two primary partitions can be merged 60+30GB giving me an extra 30. However the C: only had 30gb usable from get go! is that normal?

    I have attached a screendump of the disk management screen showing the partition set up.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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  2. Robb Nelson

    Robb Nelson New Member

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    Any word on this? I've just purchased the same ultrabook and am confused about the loss of space. Though the partitions in mine are slightly different than yours, I only have C: as 90gb. But I am wondering how I can access the recovery 20gb. It's already only 115gb, and has approx. 40gb of system files between the obese Win8 and Asus system crap. It's really quite a shame to have only sub 50gb of usable space left, and even that is being generous. The only alternative I have had recommended to me was to wipe and install Win7, but there are apparently several driver issues related to that route, one being USB 3 functionality.

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