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Desertryder

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I'm putting together a new gamer and have decided to use SSD drives for the first time. (Got my tax return and am blowing it on bling)
I got Windows 7 64 bit and it says to allow 20GB on the harddrive for installation. I bought a 32GB SSD just for the OS alone. My concern
is will 32GB be enough for the OS. I'm afraid the growth with updates over time will eat into the storage. Am I correct in this or am I
wrong about the growth over time? Please help a newbie to SSD
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phillpower2

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:welcome: Desertryder

Pre Windows 8 release I was hearing of people saying that an 80GB SSD had soon filled up with Windows 7 and subsequent updates, with this in mind with my next new build I fitted a 128GB SSD for the Windows OS, Microsoft Office and AV program installations and nothing else, keep in mind that SSD drives are expected to last for many years so you will install a lot of updates + in order to avoid data corruption you must keep between 20 and 25% of the overall storage capacity of the drive free at all times, this allows for the data to be transferred backwards and forwards quickly and helps to avoid data corruption.
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Desertryder

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Thanks phillpower2, Looks like i will be getting a 180GB SSD...that should do it.
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Troy

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180GB should be fine. As a minimum I use 120GB drives, always preferring 240GB if the clients can afford it.
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You are welcome Desertryder :thumbsup:
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