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Is 64GB SSD enough?

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December 30, 2011 8:00:00 PM

So I'm planning my next build and I am considering getting an SSD as my boot drive and a higher capacity HD for storage. I was wondering if 64GB would be enough for Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and 2-3 frequently played games. I would like to put World of Warcraft on the SSD since it's a game with a LOT of loading screens and I know it currently takes up about 25GB of storage. Should I go with a larger capacity SSD? If so what would be the optimal size at a good price point? I'm not sure what my exact budget will be for SSD/HD. Probably around 250 (maximum).

Any ideas on when HD prices may come back down? I may not be making this purchase for up to a month or so. So I'm hoping they'll come back down a bit by then so that I can get a larger SSD.

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a b G Storage
December 30, 2011 8:14:02 PM

Its perfectly large enough.

Just get a reliable SATA3 (6Gbps) drive of a decent read/write(+/-500Mbps) speed and you are set.
December 30, 2011 8:17:07 PM

Keep in mind the size of drive you get scales with the read write performance you get, roughly. into 128 gig and above and you start to see 500mb +r/w.
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a b G Storage
December 30, 2011 8:18:20 PM

after installing windows and all the programs i use, on 64Gb ssd i now have 25GB left free but that's after removing Hibernation file (16gb) plus Paging file 16gb
if you don't tweak it by moving files around, you would need `128gb at least.
There is guide on internet thou if you fallow it you should have about 30gb left after all installed.
December 30, 2011 11:25:09 PM

I think I may just go with a 128GB cause I don't think I want to mess around with moving/deleting OS files. Thanks.
December 30, 2011 11:25:32 PM

Best answer selected by Shavako.