I want to get an SSD for my OS. Just wondering about how much space all of Windows 7 64 Bit takes up? And if I boot my comp from said SSD, what other stuff will go in there that I have to take into account?
In total, how big of an SSD do I need for my OS and other core software?
Windows itself only takes about 10-12GB - but you also need to allow for:
- patches and restore points for them
- pagefile (if you leave it on the SSD)
- hibernation file (if you use "sleep" mode)
- application programs (if you install them on the SSD)
I'd say that something around 40GB would be a reasonable minimum, and if you have a lot of application programs to install it will go up from there. My SSD has about 75GB in use right now, and that's with no page file.