How much solid state drive for windows 7? - solid state drive on windows 7?

21st of January 2014 2

solid state drive on windows 7?

Question by Chicken Beef: solid state drive on windows 7?
hey i want to install a new ssd on my pc. how much does windows 7 take up (storage space)? Will 64gb be enough?

Also, if I set the SSD to my default bootdrive what will happen to my HDD? will I be able to access data from it like normal? thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Steve G
I just checked mine (built last January) and C: has just over 64G on it. I try to be frugal with space on it (but not sooper hard). The Windows folder is at around 25G.

I think prices are coming down – I’d go with 128G.

And you should be able to access any other connected hard drives after making the new drive the boot drive. It would depend a little on the motherboard and BIOS or UEFI, but you should be able to see them.

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2 great comment(s) for this post

  1. West Side™ 7:38 pm 21/01 of 2014

    64mb SSD might be a little tight. I use a 120gb (111mb actual space) and it has plenty of room.
    When you install your SSD

    Configure your SSD as your boot drive and your HDD as your secondary slave drive (simple process!)

    I use a 300gb Velociraptor as my HDD tho of course I could go for the 600gb

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  2. Frostfire 8:34 pm 21/01 of 2014

    W7, 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    A 64Gb, is plenty.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Kingston+Technology+-+SSDNow+64GB+Internal+SATA+III+Solid+State+Drive+for+Laptops+and+Desktops/4726511.p?id=1218517748660&skuId/&AID=10474050&PID=3087823&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bestbuy.com%2Fsite%2FKingston%2BTechnology%2B-%2BSSDNow%2B64GB%2BInternal%2BSATA%2BIII%2BSolid%2BState%2BDrive%2Bfor%2BLaptops%2Band%2BDesktops%2F4726511.p%3Fid%3D1218517748660%26skuId%2F&ref=39&CJPID=3087823&loc=01

    http://www.pricewatch.com/gallery/hard_removable_drives/ssd_64gb

    128Gb,
    http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=SAMSSD128&omid=125&ref=pricewatch&tab=descript

    Your present HD, will work fine, especially as a backup, move My Documents to the second drive.

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