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How big should a boot drive be?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So im going to be building a new pc soon and plan to put a 240GB ssd, a 1TB hdd, and an M.2 drive in it. I dont want to spend too much on the m.2 drive because I will not be storing anything other than windows on it and I want to know know much storage I would need for a boot drive and how much that would cost me.

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19 minutes ago, Emuf said:

I dont want to spend too much on the m.2 drive

you don't even need one at all. Are you looking at an NVMe drive? don't get one for windows, it makes literally no difference. Just put windows on your 240GB SSD.


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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

you don't even need one at all. Are you looking at an NVMe drive? don't get one for windows, it makes literally no difference. Just put windows on your 240GB SSD.

Ok. The old ass laptop I am using right now has windows on the 2.5" SSD and it boots in about 15 seconds which is still better than a hard drive I guess. Also im pretty sure it is running at SATA2 speeds

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1 minute ago, Emuf said:

Ok. The old ass laptop I am using right now has windows on the 2.5" SSD and it boots in about 15 seconds which is still better than a hard drive I guess. Also im pretty sure it is running at SATA2 speeds

a long boot time might need a fresh windows install.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

EVGA G3 thread, Seasonic Focus thread, S12II/M12II thread, Userbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explainedˢsͥˡ ͮuͤ ͬˢgͭ ͦᶰoͤ

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7 hours ago, fasauceome said:

you don't even need one at all. Are you looking at an NVMe drive? don't get one for windows, it makes literally no difference. Just put windows on your 240GB SSD.

Damn, wish I'd posted about this before getting it. I'd gotten a 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD for my recent Ryzen build, boot time is slow now due to some sort of issue being sorted out by AMD I guess. Also, booting to Windows from a PCIe M.2 or SSD is about the same, so yeah, a 2.5" SSD would do just fine as boot drive. Really big difference is when an SSD is used to load games, I have 2 bigger capacity SSD's, and man, games load real quickly. Heck, Metro Exodus loads before Artyom has time to finish one of his monologues.


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