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128GB is plenty for OS and programs.

I have around 70GB free on my 120GB with OS, PSP, Office, PS, and quite a few others on it. When you install it, just look at some of the SSD tweaking threads here to help you out. Doing things such as minimizing your pagefile, adjusting system restore settings, moving user files, etc. will help keep it from filling up.

I don't know how much room games take up as I don't have any, but you could always put them on a good, fast traditional drive. From what I understand, other than initial startup and loading maps and such, there's not a huge benefit to having games on the SSD. It's the overall performance of your system that increases.

Rich
Edited by Lost Hawaiian - 5/12/12 at 7:07pm
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128GB is plenty for OS and programs.
I have around 70GB free on my 120GB with OS, PSP, Office, PS, and quite a few others on it. When you install it, just look at some of the SSD tweaking threads here to help you out. Doing things such as minimizing your pagefile, adjusting system restore settings, moving user files, etc. will help keep it from filling up.
I don't know how much room games take up as I don't have any, but you could always put them on a good, fast traditional drive. From what I understand, other than initial startup and loading maps and such, there's not a huge benefit to having games on the SSD. It's the overall performance of your system that increases.
Rich

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I started with just a 64 GB SSD and was able to get my OS all programs and a game on it with around 15 GB free. Bought my second 64 GB and Raid 0 them. Now have 128 GB's with 60 GB's free(few games on there)

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SSD's ARE A MUST tongue.gif
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I'm curently looking at crucials SSD'd because they stand behind them so well....but what size...ugh I dont wanna break the bank for a 256 lol. I'm looking at a 128 right now for basically 120 bucks.

a 128 crucial M4 at $120 is a good deal, IMO grab it and a nice WD or seagate 500GB or 1 - 2TB for stoarge would be nice.. my prefernce and have alot of experence with is WD cavier blacks. i run some hard and never had issues with them smile.gif
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I'm curently looking at crucials SSD'd because they stand behind them so well....but what size...ugh I dont wanna break the bank for a 256 lol. I'm looking at a 128 right now for basically 120 bucks.

To give you an idea of space usage, I can fit Windows 7, essential programs (Office, Chrome, MSE, CCleaner and other utilities), 15 GB of music, Tribes: Ascend, Starcraft 2, and Battlefield 3, and I'm only using ~70 GB of my ~120 GB Vertex 3 SSD
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sweet I'll grab my samsung 1TB HDD later after this bad boy 128 gb SSD crucial get close....or maybe another one hehehehehe.
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