How much space needed on SSD for Win7 64-bit

By ยท 5 replies
Mar 2, 2013
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  1. Guys,I m thinking about to buy a SSD.Can u tell me how much space needed for WIN 7 64bit.pls include ur space advice that it will also have latest update of win+20% space free(which I found various forum that it is needed for run win smoothly).How about 32GB SSD??????
  2. MrBlkfx1

    MrBlkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 863   +204

    Personally, I wouldn't use anything smaller then a 64GB SSD. A 32GB SSD will be good for a cache drive but not a boot drive. I think the 128GB & 256GB drives work best. They give you a lot of room for OS + Core Programs.
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  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,155   +985

    Win/7 uses three partitions
    • recovery program ~ 100mb
    • recovery image ~ 14gb
    • normal user data 145 GB (on my laptop at least)
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  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    32GB is enough for OS only. However, the whole point of an SSD is to make it speedy for the things that need it: Office programs, Adobe, etc.

    So, you need a 60GB minimum.
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  5. TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    what if I just install OS onlye on ssd and all other programs on HDD?????????????????
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

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