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Posted · Original PosterOP

So i want to upgrade my rig to do programming on Visual Studio. But i want to know. I should buy a big hdd or a smaller ssd? Like what i am doing isn't that heavy but eventually it will became kinda heavy, so a HDD 7200k rpm is fast enough to big projects or should i get a ssd? 

Yes the ssd isn't big but as i am programming i need to worry not only on running the application but also testing it, part by part to see if it isn't broken or if it will break eventually. By the way i am not working just playing and making a portifolio, when i start working as programmer i will have both anyways.

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Programs use very little disk space ... how complex are your projects that you even worry about it?

 

If you don't have a SSD already, I would buy a 480GB - 1 TB and use the existing mechanical drive as secondary.

Make a 200-400 GB partition for your operating system, and a second partition for your projects. Use the mechanical drive as a backup of the data on your SSD ... maybe zip your projects every Sunday or something like that.

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10 hours ago, mariushm said:

Programs use very little disk space ...

I wish. Even a simple web browser uses almost half a gigabyte now. (Just checked Vivaldi, others - like Firefox - are probably even larger.)


Write in C.

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5 hours ago, Dat Guy said:

I wish. Even a simple web browser uses almost half a gigabyte now. (Just checked Vivaldi, others - like Firefox - are probably even larger.)

Well chrome is around 204 mb installed. Tor is 208 mb installed. Tor source code, mine is 32 mb. compiled 192 mb. So firefox is probably one of the most bloated browser ever if the source code is around 500 mb.

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