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I might be in the market for an SSD soon and was wondering how much I need. Are games affected by an SSD at all? Should I have some main programs on the SSD? And how much space will Windows 7 Home Premium 64 take up?
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64 is a great size, win 7 + your favorite game + most used programs.
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The sweet spot for drives is 120-128gb.

Windows installs, if done properly for a ssd, will only take up 20 or so gigs.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
The sweet spot for drives is 120-128gb.

Windows installs, if done properly for a ssd, will only take up 20 or so gigs.
This. Don't listen to anyone saying "oh 64gb is great" cause it isn't. You won't be happy when you start installing games that need 12+ GB. Also, remember that you have to leave spare area on an SSD. 7-10%ish. Don't fill it to capacity.
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I wouldn't go smaller than 120. I personally would save for 240.
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I wouldn't go smaller than 120. I personally would save for 240.
Hi,

Agree and in a couple months or less you will wonder where your 64g
capacity went to.

Although can get another 128 in Raid 0 and a (Very cheap now), Mech HD
to Image to and recovery if a problem.
Can be external or CD's.

Kill two birds with one stone as to speed and storage and backup.

Later
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I'm going to throw in a vote for the 64gb size. I have had my M4 for 4 months and I am still at 39.4gb free.

I tried putting a few games on it, but if you mostly play online it won't matter because you are still wanting on others that don't have ssd.
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This. Don't listen to anyone saying "oh 64gb is great" cause it isn't. You won't be happy when you start installing games that need 12+ GB. Also, remember that you have to leave spare area on an SSD. 7-10%ish. Don't fill it to capacity.
Don't listen to anyone having an opinion, but stating it as a fact.

All assumptions aside, if you don't have 64GB worth of data then why would you need it.

I do agree that 128GB is a nice place to be when buying an SSD as this current time.

You will be amazed :O
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Yes 120GB+ is the best route to go. You will be surprised how fast it will fill up if you get at 64GB.
    
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