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32GB or 64GB SSD?

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October 19, 2013 2:11:49 PM

These are the only SSD's in my budget right now. I can probably add another one in a few months.
All I need right now is an SSD that I can install windows 7 on. Will 32GB be enough to hold win7? Or do I need a 64GB?

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October 19, 2013 2:15:07 PM

Go with 64 GB. With a 32 GB SSD after installing windows you'd have only maybe 10-15 GB space left.
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October 19, 2013 2:29:49 PM

aznricepuff said:
Go with 64 GB. With a 32 GB SSD after installing windows you'd have only maybe 10-15 GB space left.

Will the amount of space left affect anything? Remember, I'm not going to be using anything else for the SSD.. just windows.
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October 19, 2013 2:32:32 PM

Well I assume you will want to install at least some programs on it. Otherwise the only benefit of the SSD is boot-up time (and maybe some other windows functions). But if you really aren't going to install anything other than the OS then I guess the 32 GB would work.
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October 19, 2013 2:36:04 PM

aznricepuff said:
Well I assume you will want to install at least some programs on it. Otherwise the only benefit of the SSD is boot-up time (and maybe some other windows functions). But if you really aren't going to install anything other than the OS then I guess the 32 GB would work.

Yeah I'll wait to upgrade in a few months. Then I'll install games and other programs to the other ssd. Thanks.

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October 19, 2013 3:16:41 PM

Even with just the OS, 32GB is too small.

Windows will take 25 or so. Throw in a couple of Windows updates, some temp files...and you are now killing the drive lifespan.

I know budgeting issues suck, but I consider a 32GB boot drive just a waste of time and money.

Even a 64GB is marginal.

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