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Because I am thinking about buying a 8 GB Dedicated to my win 7, then using a 64-128GB M4 SSD for games and applications. . .

Or should I just get 128GB and do it all on the one drive?

I am asking this because I wont be using RAID as I have no controller for it and thats money I dont want to spend, so these will most likely just be separate drives, merely connected by standard SATA III to my Gigabyte 990FX UD5 model
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I don't think windows 7 will fit on a 8GB drive. A 128GB drive is an option as long as you don't have too many games or large applications. If you do a 64GB SSD for your OS and a 1TB hard drive for your games and programs.
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You'd have to strip a lot out of the install to make it 8GB.
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I don't think windows 7 will fit on a 8GB drive. A 128GB drive is an option as long as you don't have too many games or large applications. If you do a 64GB SSD for your OS and a 1TB hard drive for your games and programs.
So what I am hearing there is it would be better to buy a 128GB for my Steam + OS + Programs

Because I would have at most 70-80GB used out of it *(Thats with a few games I could remove as well)* because I A) Rarely play them, B) will run just about as fast on my F3, C) Really only do the following enough to care about SSD boost on: Fallout New Vegas, World of Tanks, Just Cause 2, CoD MW1, Metro 2033, Red Faction Armageddon+Guerrilla. So really a total of like 60-65GB with OS and Steam games + Applications

Everything else is not going to see a real gain and can stay on my Spinpoint.
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post #5 of 14
Maybe you should grab a 64-80GB drive then!
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I just grabbed a 60gb, because Win 7 after all the updates usually takes up 32-45gb of space. Just my Windows folder alone is 14gb.
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Because I am thinking about buying a 8 GB Dedicated to my win 7, then using a 64-128GB M4 SSD for games and applications. . .

Or should I just get 128GB and do it all on the one drive?

I am asking this because I wont be using RAID as I have no controller for it and thats money I dont want to spend, so these will most likely just be separate drives, merely connected by standard SATA III to my Gigabyte 990FX UD5 model
8GB is too little.

Get a 30GB Drive if you don't plan on using the Windows XP Mode, and if you do, go for a 45GB one.
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I just grabbed a 60gb, because Win 7 after all the updates usually takes up 32-45gb of space. Just my Windows folder alone is 14gb.
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I would just do it all on one drive. 8GB would be pretty tight for windows 7, and windows will set all your pictures, documents, etc to your C drive. Also, when you install drivers and stuff, those are going to go on your C: drive too in your windows system folders. I would just get a single larger SSD, and if you need more space, get a large standard hard drive for storage.
    
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I would just do it all on one drive. 8GB would be pretty tight for windows 7, and windows will set all your pictures, documents, etc to your C drive. Also, when you install drivers and stuff, those are going to go on your C: drive too in your windows system folders. I would just get a single larger SSD, and if you need more space, get a large standard hard drive for storage.
I am thinking about getting a 128GB Crucial M4 for $200, But now I will have to use only Fall out NV/Just Cause/Metro 2033 and if I have 30GB left over after that I might squeeze another on there but I am looking to keep 20% of the drive empty just in case these function like HDDs when it comes to free space. I guess I will benchmark it @ different percentages of free space and look for a change
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