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is 60gb SSD enough for Windows 10?

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Go to solution Solved by TyrannosaurHex,

If you stick to keeping it as a boot drive only, then it should be enough.

can i just get a 60gb SSD just for booting windows 10? i have a hard drive but i wanna get an ssd, should a 60gb be good?

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1 minute ago, TyrannosaurHex said:

If you stick to keeping it as a boot drive only, then it should be enough.

okay, thanks

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Barely, you can't really install many programs and eventually windows updates will make it fill up and you will probably need to clean install.

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Just now, Enderman said:

Barely, you can't really install many programs and eventually windows updates will make it fill up and you will probably need to clean install.

im good witht that, it will probably take a while as all they update is bug fixes and slight upgrades

 

1 minute ago, Granular said:

60 gram-bits can store a tiny plain text file or small chocolate bar.

uhhh

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1 minute ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

im good witht that, it will probably take a while as all they update is bug fixes and slight upgrades

Several times a year or so they have the large version upgrades.

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No, 120gb is the bare minimum.

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Just now, Princess Cadence said:

No, 120gb is the bare minimum.

not even just for a few months until i can get a better one?

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2 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

not even just for a few months until i can get a better one?

Might as well just save you money for a few more months?

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You can kinda get away with 60 gb, but barely. I would get 120.

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Just now, iLostMyXbox21 said:

not even just for a few months until i can get a better one?

Why go through the hassle? save long enough for a single good SSD instead of shopping crappy low end sketchy stuff that could give you headaches within months and making things cost even more as you wasted the money initially in the first place.

 

Boot drive is not just Windows, it'll be the place for all your native important software, you also have to think about whether or not you'll have the Pagefile on it, SSDs also will gain a lot of longevity the less filled it is.

 

SSDs are decreasing in price worldwide, you can actually find 120gb AMD R3, SanDisk G26, Crucial and even Kingston UV400 all are 'decent' to host your OS for super cheap and at very least work a full year without worries.

 

These 60gb or lower SSDs nowadays are usually not even that much faster than a good 7200rpm HDD.

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Also, avoid automatically Best Answer the very fist answer you get within a minute, you either want a true discussion and real alternatives and opinions or you just want someone to give you confirmation on what you want to hear and close it up.

 

Think about it, making Solved without giving it longer than 1 minute of life is wasting the thread altogether.

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1 minute ago, bitsandpieces said:

No, you will destroy that SSD because of the limited write space available

This is not how solid state drives work. Though the complete usage of the write partition of the drive may diminish it's health over a prolonged period of time, the main worry with OP's choice of drive is that 60GB is not capable of hosting upcoming Windows updates most likely. 

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9 minutes ago, Kodiak. said:

This is not how solid state drives work. Though the complete usage of the write partition of the drive may diminish it's health over a prolonged period of time, the main worry with OP's choice of drive is that 60GB is not capable of hosting upcoming Windows updates most likely. 

You should have some basic knowledge about SSDs before giving advice to people

What's Windows' size? About 40GB? that leaves the writes confined into a 20GB or less space and that will destroy the cells. hyberfill, pagefile will have continuous writes to that SSD

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21 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

Boot drive is not just Windows, it'll be the place for all your native important software, you also have to think about whether or not you'll have the Pagefile on it, SSDs also will gain a lot of longevity the less filled it is.

i switched it with 256gb, i realised im gonna be using mono develop, visual studio, and some other softwares i will be using on a daily basis

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10 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

i switched it with 256gb, i realised im gonna be using mono develop, visual studio, and some other softwares i will be using on a daily basis

Good call because your previous question about 60GB vs 120GB was odd because prices should be almost the same, there is a soft floor for SSD pricing (at least in USA for reference)...

 

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