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Is it ok to just have one SSD for storage?

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I'm making a new computer and it will only be for gaming and I will be keeping my current rig and laptop for everything else.. Is it ok for me to just get an SSD and no HDDs and just put all my stuff(just my OS and games) on that one SSD? Has anyone done that? Is it ok to do so?
post #2 of 11
Yea you can, why wouldn't/couldn't you?
post #3 of 11
You can definitely do that but I would recommend you avoid SSDs with only 60-80gb capacity. A typical Win 7 install will take up about ~20b on it's own and once you install a few games on there as well, you will have to start thinking about conserving space. Since you have other systems to store files like documents/music/movies that shouldn't be too big of an issue for you but i would still recommend 120gb or up to be comfortable. Hope this helps.
post #4 of 11
If you can afford the 256GB-512GB SSD to do that, then yes. Even then, I don't think I could live with 512GB of space.
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Originally Posted by goodwidp View Post

You can definitely do that but I would recommend you avoid SSDs with only 60-80gb capacity. A typical Win 7 install will take up about ~20b on it's own and once you install a few games on there as well, you will have to start thinking about conserving space. Since you have other systems to store files like documents/music/movies that shouldn't be too big of an issue for you but i would still recommend 120gb or up to be comfortable. Hope this helps.

Typical W7 install will take 14GB less Hibernation and Paging File.
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post #6 of 11
sure it is, but to gibve yourself some room for abit of media files maybe.. look at 120/128Gb or even a 256Gb if you like smile.gif
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Its all good as long as u keep enough free space so that wear leveling can do a efficent job of keeping it in top shape.
 
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post #8 of 11
Yes, it's just a better hard drive, like everyone above me said though, you're going to want a larger SSD.
post #9 of 11
Get at least a 120 GB SSD, and have a traditional HDD (external or internal) for storage of media that you don't access as frequently
post #10 of 11
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Thanks a lot guys(and girls maybe)! +rep. I just have never heard of people with SSDs as their main and only storage so I was making sure it was ok to do. Since I have another rig and a laptop and two big portable HDs, I don't think storage will be a problem. I think I'll go with a 128GB SSD. This rig will be pretty much a pure gaming rig.
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