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Is a 240gb ssd enough?

Im booting off a 240GB SATA SSD for the time being, as i dont need the extra storage. However, i can tell you that I have 50GB left on the drive, with nothing but Windows and my apps installed.

 

I wouldnt go smaller, but 240 is enough so long as you dont intend on loading all your games on your boot drive.

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I saw another thread like this one already but it didn't really answer my question. I'm going to be building my first PC soon and I was in the process of ordering the parts, I hesitated a bit because I saw that my ssd is 240gb, but I'm also going to be ordering a 2TB HDD. So my question is, in combination with the HDD, is 240gb of ssd enough? I'm only going to be downloading windows on the SSD and maybe chrome and MAYBE like 1 game that I already know doesn't take up too much space ( Apex Legends ).

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if your only downloading apex, that will be fine. even if you download more, you can run them off the hdd, or setup your 240gb ssd as a cache.

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Im booting off a 240GB SATA SSD for the time being, as i dont need the extra storage. However, i can tell you that I have 50GB left on the drive, with nothing but Windows and my apps installed.

 

I wouldnt go smaller, but 240 is enough so long as you dont intend on loading all your games on your boot drive.


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Yes.  I like to leave about 20-50GB free on my boot SSD drive, because for anyone who has needed to reinstall Windows over an existing install, you'll appreciate the fact that all your files from the old installation goes into a Windows.old folder, and if you don't have the space for it...then you lose data.  I like big boot drives as a precaution.  However, 256 is big eenough if you don't save a lot of crap on it.


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240 is the absolute bare minimum. Honestly wish they didn't even make drives that small, they're a real pain in the ass if you dont have a second drive handy. 

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23 minutes ago, Awkwrd said:

I saw another thread like this one already but it didn't really answer my question. I'm going to be building my first PC soon and I was in the process of ordering the parts, I hesitated a bit because I saw that my ssd is 240gb, but I'm also going to be ordering a 2TB HDD. So my question is, in combination with the HDD, is 240gb of ssd enough? I'm only going to be downloading windows on the SSD and maybe chrome and MAYBE like 1 game that I already know doesn't take up too much space ( Apex Legends ).

I have a 512 GB SSD for my OS.  I had a 256GB, eventually you will have programs that don't want to be on the "D:" drive but only will install on "C:".  Plus SSDs are like mechanical drives:  you NEVER want to fill them up or even get past the 75%/85% mark of being full.

If you can afford the 512, I would say do it.  If you are on a tight budget you just will have to keep an eye on what you install and where.

I use Silicon Power SSDs.  512GB - 50.00 USD  -  256GB - 30.00 USD

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