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How much space should my SSD have for my OS?

So i was wondering if i should get a SSD for my OS and a 1TB HDD for other uses, is this a good idea? And the only thing i want to put on my SSD is my OS windows 8.1 and my Skyrim game and mods. Would a 60GB be ok ow should i get a 120GB something?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171740
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    60gb would be perfect just for OS. An average OS takes around 40gb + any future updates. My Win7 currently uses 53gb with 3yrs of updates since I got my pc. Go for something larger if you absolutely want Skyrim on your SSD if not its only enough for your OS.

    EDIT: If your planning on buying that SSD anytime soon absolutely do it. It is extremely cheap at the moment just as much as a 1tb HDD cost. No reason not to go for that 128gb you linked

    EDIT: typo
  2. I have a 120gb ssd and 2tb hdd and its working fine.

    The 120gb goes to 90gb when formatted. When you install windows, it makes a 30gb reserve partition (for keeping images it uses for System Restore) and uses 30gb for Windows. This leaves me 30gb free. I avoid putting anything else on it because I want the SSD to work freely (and fast) by having spare room to function easily.
  3. 60GB should be OK for OS and Skyrim only, but I'd recommend 120GB for extra headroom.
  4. I have a 120gb ssd and 2tb hdd and its working fine.

    The 120gb goes to 90gb when formatted. When you install windows, it makes a 30gb reserve partition (for keeping images it uses for System Restore) and uses 30gb for Windows. This leaves me 30gb free. I avoid putting anything else on it because I want the SSD to work freely (and fast) by having spare room to function easily.[/quot

    Hmm how about the one below? It is 128Gb idk if ir is a good brand but im sure it would give me a good bit of space with my OS and skyrim :)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171740
  5. i7Baby said:


    Samsung is the best but dang there are like the Ferrarie`s of SSD`s.
  6. Will it really be totally worth getting a SSD for my OS, Skyrim, and maybe another game. Skyrim will most likely be the only game i will put on there because i have heard of it having les load times. I mean Skyrim takes up to 3-4 minutes on Xbox and PS3 to load as it is i do not want that on a PC either, lol.
  7. xTempered said:
    60gb would be perfect just for OS. An average OS takes around 40gb + any future updates. My Win7 currently uses 53gb with 3yrs of updates since I got my pc. Go for something larger if you absolutely want Skyrim on your SSD if not its only enough for your OS.

    EDIT: If your planning on buying that SSD anytime soon absolutely do it. It is extremely cheap at the moment just as much as a 1tb HDD cost. No reason not to go for that 128gb you linked

    EDIT: typo


    i just bough a SSD samsung 840 250 GB and i have a 2 TB HHD i want to just put my os and my mod games on the ssd i have look at videos out there is they any good site that would teach me how to do that i have some what ideas but need alittle more help please
  8. firecomp3 said:
    xTempered said:
    60gb would be perfect just for OS. An average OS takes around 40gb + any future updates. My Win7 currently uses 53gb with 3yrs of updates since I got my pc. Go for something larger if you absolutely want Skyrim on your SSD if not its only enough for your OS.

    EDIT: If your planning on buying that SSD anytime soon absolutely do it. It is extremely cheap at the moment just as much as a 1tb HDD cost. No reason not to go for that 128gb you linked

    EDIT: typo


    i just bough a SSD samsung 840 250 GB and i have a 2 TB HHD i want to just put my os and my mod games on the ssd i have look at videos out there is they any good site that would teach me how to do that i have some what ideas but need a Little more help please

    I think there is a way to transfer your OS to the SSD, i mean the games and mods will be very simple to transfer but i do not know how easy swapping your OS to the SSD will be.
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