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Do you install Windows updates? They will take some gigabyte too. Yes, Win7 bloated itself up biggrin.gif
Right now I manage to keep my Win7 + programs + 4 games on my 120GB SSD, but I have, like, only 10GB free left. I keep the rest of my files on 1TB HDD and this setup suits me.

No, but I guess I should. Hm.. does Win8 bloat itself up?

I guess for me the main point will be to keep the games and Win8 on seperate drives to maintain high FPS =)
I will test the Kingston V300 and let you all know how it went
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64GB SSD here. Its not enough for me anymore. Go 128GB. Im hearing about the samsung evo, and how great it is. 3 year warrenty over the 5 year warrenty on the pro. However, its up to you.
My vote would be for the 128GB.

It's just for the OS....

Trust me, it's never "just the OS" - It's just the OS, pagefile, browser, updates, and random ass games/programes that decide appdata\roaming is the best place to put a 20GB+ installer, phone backups, music, pictures, downloads.

Basically every program under the sun stores stuff somewhere on C:\ by default. You might as well get space to accomodate it, and anything else you feel worth adding to the SSD. I have HDD intensive games on mine... 40GB free of 120GB (granted, my ARMA 2 and 3 installs + mods are 40GB alone)
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No, but I guess I should. Hm.. does Win8 bloat itself up?

I guess for me the main point will be to keep the games and Win8 on seperate drives to maintain high FPS =)
I will test the Kingston V300 and let you all know how it went

Every OS will get bigger on the drive by installing updates, and you should do that at least for safety reasons.
Running game on SSD or HDD will not affect FPS, unless you have a graphics card with too less memory. In gaming perspective SSD beats HDD in loading time. SSD will load that save file or textures for a specific map location twice faster, than HDD - that's why people install their games on SSD's. If you are a patient person and loading time is no essential for you, installing the game on HDD will not make any difference.
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Trust me, it's never "just the OS" - It's just the OS, pagefile, browser, updates, and random ass games/programes that decide appdata\roaming is the best place to put a 20GB+ installer, phone backups, music, pictures, downloads.

Basically every program under the sun stores stuff somewhere on C:\ by default. You might as well get space to accomodate it, and anything else you feel worth adding to the SSD. I have HDD intensive games on mine... 40GB free of 120GB (granted, my ARMA 2 and 3 installs + mods are 40GB alone)

kk, so you have Win7 + Apps + Games on a 128GB? And 40GB free?
Btw, would you care to share your STX settings? I just got one and am using Headphones with Dolby Something and DH-2.
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Every OS will get bigger on the drive by installing updates, and you should do that at least for safety reasons.
Running game on SSD or HDD will not affect FPS, unless you have a graphics card with too less memory. In gaming perspective SSD beats HDD in loading time. SSD will load that save file or textures for a specific map location twice faster, than HDD - that's why people install their games on SSD's. If you are a patient person and loading time is no essential for you, installing the game on HDD will not make any difference.

Yes, thanks for the tip I'll make sure I'll keep an eye on updates.
Yeah, I moved BF3 to a HDD in prep for BF4 and the difference in loading times was MASSIVE. When a new game started the others would be half-way to the objective before I could start lol. I will see how it's like in BF4.
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Maybe I missed it somehow but do you have already the 64 gb drive? If you go for 256 gb + 128 gb it could last a long time for you.

Anyways 64gb is enough and Windows 8.1 dont use as much as Win7 in my experience. My Win8.1 installs are pretty fresh but I have a 120 gb SSD and W8.1 + Planetside 2 + Starcraft 2 + Photoshop on it which needs 41,6 GB. The games alone 25 gb.
But that being sayed all my documents, pictures are on a Raid1 and pagefile, hibernation file were disabled. It saves alot of space.
On my Thinkpad with a 830 I have like 100 gb+ free space.
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Maybe I missed it somehow but do you have already the 64 gb drive? If you go for 256 gb + 128 gb it could last a long time for you.

Anyways 64gb is enough and Windows 8.1 dont use as much as Win7 in my experience. My Win8.1 installs are pretty fresh but I have a 120 gb SSD and W8.1 + Planetside 2 + Starcraft 2 + Photoshop on it which needs 41,6 GB. The games alone 25 gb.
But that being sayed all my documents, pictures are on a Raid1 and pagefile, hibernation file were disabled. It saves alot of space.
On my Thinkpad with a 830 I have like 100 gb+ free space.

Yeah, just edited the title to SOLVED.
Yeah, a Kingston V300 64gb, it has a Sandforce controller but I think the problems with it are in the past.

I will test it for boot times with Win8, if it doesn't boot faster than 13 seconds it's going back xD
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And I will try to find the article that said that running games and Win on different SSD/HDDs improves FPS.
EDIT: had this saved fortunately
http://www.overclock.net/t/1370659/the-best-value-hdd-for-gaming/10



Im going to restate why I will keep the 2nd SSD

- OS and games both on seperate SSDs slightly better performance
- Game on SSD -> Much faster level load times
- Frees up 1 TB HDD -> Can RAID my 2 1TB drives
- Easy clean of OS
- More room on SSDs for media, music, headroom for updates and software

All that for €47 seems like a good deal to me...
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Trust me, it's never "just the OS" - It's just the OS, pagefile, browser, updates, and random ass games/programes that decide appdata\roaming is the best place to put a 20GB+ installer, phone backups, music, pictures, downloads.

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Trust me... it's just the OS.

Page file is user configurable.
Browser is just a program... user configurable.
Updates.... already included in the 20GB estimation.
Random games and programs? No such thing. Configure it.

No, most programs now ask you where to install. Else, you can always hard link or junction point it.
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