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I'm using 45Gb on my SSD boot drive, I've got the OS, drivers and some small programs on there (Keyboard software, Asus audio software, MSI afterburner, antivirus).
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post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
Actually im pretty sure the OS (Windows 7) itself takes up 30gb. Considering SCII is probably around 6-10 gigs you won't be able to fit it on there. Just the 30gb for OS. I might be wrong though. that's the least you can use.

When I installed my 500gb HDD it took up 90Gb.
Windows at default takes up 20gb's after deleting hibernation and paging it takes up 15gb's.

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don't forget you're not actually getting 30gb. its alot less after format
It's 27.8 after formatting.

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You need to be careful, with W7 64bit installed on my SSD and all of my programs installed to my Raptor X, it still manages to dip to 9GB of free space for some reason. I would recommend at least a 40GB drive.
I have 6.68gb's left after installing things like chrome, firefox, steam, origin, etc...

It's a perfect OS drive but It won't hold any big games.
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post #13 of 39
I'd get something bigger. My windows folder alone is 20gb, I make an effort to install everything onto my 1tb HDD, but so much junk defaults to installing on C: that I have used 38.2GB on my 60GB SSD

*But I have my page file on my SSD too, system restore/hibernation is off.
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, but who doesn't at some point?
I still use steam, keeps my shirts from getting wrinkled when I iron them.
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A good idea is to buy 2 and Raid it possibly, if you can.
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post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by brobanmanx2 View Post
A good idea is to buy 2 and Raid it possibly, if you can.

Not really.... he could get a single faster 60GB for $80-90 shipped.
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Ok ok guys. I just want it for my OS overall. I'm ONLY going to be using it for the OS and small applications. So yes?
    
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Ok ok guys. I just want it for my OS overall. I'm ONLY going to be using it for the OS and small applications. So yes?
yep. I can show pictures of what I have on my SSD and how much space I have if you want.
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Not really.... he could get a single faster 60GB for $80-90 shipped.
Thanks for the input.
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seeing as theyre so cheap, buy 2 and raid them?
     
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