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February 17, 2013 9:41:42 PM

After ditching my previous plan of reusing my old HDD's OS and storage for my COM build, i decided to use a SSD for the OS ad possibly the hardware drivers. I need to know what the minimum amount of giabytes is needed for the OS, or the OS and hardware drivers is. Also if this is even a good idea at all.
~ I will use Windows 7 home premium if i can find one, if not a version of 8(i haven't looked into it)
~ I intend on using my old HDD for storage, SSD for the OS
~ HDD: 298GB/max/, 261GB/free/, IDE, fairly old(not sure of actual name or brand)
~ I intend on using "ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C" 32GB, Is it enough storage for OS, or the OS and drivers
~ Build parts
Spoiler
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970
Vid.Cd: HIS iSilence 5 H667PNS1G Radeon HD 6670
P.S.: Antec VP-450 450W ATX
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
Mem.: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Op Dr.: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal Model IHAS324

~If my SSD is not capacitous enough, the name of another more capacitous SSD for still cheap(if it exists) is appreciated
~Thanks for reading fedback is highly appreciated.
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February 17, 2013 11:08:09 PM

TheConfundedJerry said:
After ditching my previous plan of reusing my old HDD's OS and storage for my COM build, i decided to use a SSD for the OS ad possibly the hardware drivers. I need to know what the minimum amount of giabytes is needed for the OS, or the OS and hardware drivers is. Also if this is even a good idea at all.
~ I will use Windows 7 home premium if i can find one, if not a version of 8(i haven't looked into it)
~ I intend on using my old HDD for storage, SSD for the OS
~ HDD: 298GB/max/, 261GB/free/, IDE, fairly old(not sure of actual name or brand)
~ I intend on using "ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C" 32GB, Is it enough storage for OS, or the OS and drivers
~ Build parts
Spoiler
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970
Vid.Cd: HIS iSilence 5 H667PNS1G Radeon HD 6670
P.S.: Antec VP-450 450W ATX
CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz
Mem.: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Op Dr.: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal Model IHAS324

~If my SSD is not capacitous enough, the name of another more capacitous SSD for still cheap(if it exists) is appreciated
~Thanks for reading fedback is highly appreciated.


32GB is not spacious enough. You can technically get it on that ( I have mine down to 20Gb but it starts at like 40Gb). Get at least a 64GB and preferably 128Gb.

Read this for your best ideas of size http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...
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February 17, 2013 11:42:54 PM

According to Microsoft the "Windows 7 system requirements" are "16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)" Here: http://windows.microsoft.com/systemrequirements
But those are the ABSOLUTE minimum. I would recommend 128GB for carefree/trouble free/smooth operation

The drive you've chosen has poor speeds for a Sata III drive and I cant recommend anything close to it's price for a 120GB SSD. You need to be prepared to spend at least around $100 min. in my opinion.

There are a number of decent SSD's for just under $100 if your willing to go the refurbished route. Many times all these drives needed was a firmware update. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This (new) ADATA 128GB SATA III SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... looks pretty good for $104.99
As well as this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... also $104.99 :sol: 
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