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40gb ssd Win7 64 ultimate

minus paging file and hibernation file, how much free space on a 40gb ssd would i have left for games and applications after an OS install?

and is there a way to check what size my current OS install size is (excluding personal files, just OS) ?
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    A 40GB SSD is waaaay too small for the boot drive. A clean install of Windows will take about 25GB. You need to leave about 10-15% free space, for TRIM to do its thing. So now we're at 30ish GB. One large Windows update and a couple of restore points, and you're out of space.

    In comparison, my 128GB SSD is at about 50GB used space.
  2. well i have a 1tb 7200rpm hdd for the rest. what if i used the ssd only for os?

    how would my pc run then?
  3. d00msdayxx said:
    well i have a 1tb 7200rpm hdd for the rest. what if i used the ssd only for os?

    how would my pc run then?


    A 40GB is too small. Antivirus, browsers, temp files....

    Can it be done? Yes. Will it be a major pain? Yes.
    Unless you get that drive for free, don't bother. Get a 128GB drive and go for it.
  4. so why even sell a 40gb? seems useless then.

    its $30. but still..

    what COULD i put on the ssd to make it worthwhile?
  5. ok so if i ran os on the hdd, i could run my most used apps off the ssd?
  6. d00msdayxx said:
    so why even sell a 40gb? seems useless then.

    its $30. but still..

    what COULD i put on the ssd to make it worthwhile?


    Whats the point of selling them? Clearing out old inventory from when a 40 or 60GB was large or midrange SSD.
    Today, you can get a 128GB for $80. And that would be very usable. A 40 might be usable as a photo scratch drive.
  7. d00msdayxx said:
    ok so if i ran os on the hdd, i could run my most used apps off the ssd?


    That is the complete backwards way to do things.
  8. kristianAA said:
    d00msdayxx said:
    ok so if i ran os on the hdd, i could run my most used apps off the ssd?

    there isnt an good option only raid 0 could make it better overall



    A RAID 0 with a 40GB drive is far worse.
  9. just shopping black friday deals
  10. d00msdayxx said:
    just shopping black friday deals


    If you haven't bought it yet, don't.
  11. While a 40gb ssd would fit windows and not alot more, for $30 its not a bargain. Theres a seagate 240 for 110 which is under 50 cents a GB and much fast and more reliable than the 40.

    You also need to read reviews on the 40gb, it may not be worth the hassles to begin with.

    fwiw, I have a 64gb drive as the only drive in a HTPC. It still has about 25gb left with only windows, Media Center, AVG, an mp3 ripper, firefox, and DVDfab so a 40gb would be even more restrictive.
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