I currently have my 32GB SSD setup to use Intel SRT. With Windows 8, I was considering installing the OS on my SSD and using my 2TB for programs and whatnot. Will the SSD be big enough? All that would be installed is Windows and probably Chrome.
The consumer preview was about 6-7 gigs fully installed. The Swap file or virtual memory file is roughly the same as the ram amount, up to 8 gigs. I have never seen it larger than 8 gigs. The hybernation file is equal to the amount of ram. So if your computer has 8 gigs of ram expect windows 8 to take up about 24 gigs on a clean install.
On the bright side if it is a desk top you may not even use hybernation so you can dissable that and get the 8 gigs back. If you have 8 or more gigs of ram you don't really need virtual memory so you can disable that or you can lock it at 1 gig. In short with a little tweaking you can make windows 8 use only around 10 gigs.
From what I read they are allowing people who get the windows 8 upgrade to do clean installs. You would really have to read the fine print when you order.
Im thinking that with 16 gigs of ram the windows install will end up at about 30 gigs. But as soon as you disable hybernation you will get back 16 gigs. Then if you dissable virtual memory you will end up around 10 gigs of windows and 20 gigs free.
Hey Buck, about what you were saying. Can you tell me how to disable hibernate and the page file. Im sure i can figure it out but if i got a reply from you before i spend all the time looking it up that would be sweet.