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Windows 7: What size is your SSD and what's on it?

22 Jul 2012   #11
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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128gb crucial m4, OS, Most of my programs. 36gb free
256gb crucial m4, Adobe CS 5 and CS 6, and all of my games that will fit. 24gb free.
The other 7 regular hard drives are media storage.
Have you used the crucial clone software or have you just reinstalled your OS on the SSD. Im interested in buying one of these drives and want to know if cloning the OS works well...is it as fast as crucial state. Thanks for any info you can give me
I used paragon migrate os to SSD to do my cloning. Took less than 15 minutes to clone 70gb to the 128gb crucial.
The 256gb unit I bought came with the crucial cloning kit, but haven't tried it.

Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview
This was actually the only program that would work for me at the time, since my os partition was 200gb and Acronis and other cloning tools would not clone that partition to the smaller SSD even though there was only 70gb of data.


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22 Jul 2012   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My desktops all have 60GB OCZ and Crucial. My laptops have 80GB Intels and a 90GB OCZ.

I have the system and all my programs on the SSDs. On the desktops I also have 1 virtual system. Never ran out of space. The least frespace I have is 25GB (because of the virtual partition).
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22 Jul 2012   #13
Colonel Travis

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

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I saved a lot of space by using a 8 GB RAM-Disk (gt 16 GB total) and limiting pagefile on the SSD to 100mb.
Interesting, now I wouldn't have thought about using a RAM disk with a SSD, I've seen plenty of debates about one or the other.
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23 Jul 2012   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I saved a lot of space by using a 8 GB RAM-Disk (gt 16 GB total) and limiting pagefile on the SSD to 100mb.
Interesting, now I wouldn't have thought about using a RAM disk with a SSD, I've seen plenty of debates about one or the other.
That's a pretty odd way of dealing with the pagefile. If you reduce the pagefile to 2GB, you get a better result and it works well. No RAM disk needed.
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23 Jul 2012   #15
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I recently got a 120GB OCZ Vertex3 SSD.
I have the OS and all installed programs on the SSD.

I moved the pagefile to the HD.
I also turned off hibernation and system restore.
I made these changes to reduce the number of writes to the SSD.
These changes did reduce space used on the SSD by 10+ Gig.

Portable apps are still on the spinner, but i'll probably create a folder on C: and move them there.
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23 Jul 2012   #16
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Finally got one for the first time: Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB for $88 after rebate, impossible to turn that down.

Since space is a premium on these things, I'm curious what people keep on it besides the OS? I'm gonna put Photoshop, Office and various small crap. Games, I guess? Only playing Civ V Gods & Kings now, nothing else. I've got other HDDs for storage.
It really depends on your backup strategy. If you take system images and do restores, and care about the time that takes, what's on the system partition matters. Otherwise, put everything you can on there until it's full.
Since I use system imaging and restores for my Win 7 housekeeping, the 64gb I recently bought is more than enough. I have a couple games installed on it now, but when I'm done with them, I'll restore my clean image. Games are easy to reinstall anyway. If I care enough about them, I copy saves to another drive occasionally.
The thing is, for me anyway, any space on a system drive - SSD or spinner - not used by my core system and apps is just wasted space.
I keep system images on other drives in case of a system drive failure.
Logically, the system images are part of my total backup sets, which includes other data. Since system images don't belong on a system drive, neither does does other backup data.
If you don't image your system, or have a backup scheme that restricts what you put on your system drive, just fill that puppy up with whatever you want.
You can move stuff if you run into space issues, just like with spinners.
Soon enough this question won't be asked, because most everything will be on SSD's. Don't know exactly when that will happen, but it will.
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23 Jul 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm on my fourth SSD. The only one I worried about moving apps/games was my first, which was a 64 GB. Later, with a 128 GB, 240 GB, and now a 256 GB, everything gets installed to the SSD. I never have more than 2 or 3 games installed at once.
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23 Jul 2012   #18
Julio Cortez

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 Windows XP SP3
 
 

I only have a 128 GB SSD on my notebook: of course, I have everything installed on it.
I don't need huge storage anyway... Windows 7, Office 2010, Steam with just a game (FM2011) installed, SonicStage (with several GBs of music), Photoshop and Eclipse (including a couple of lightweight projects) all fit wonderfully in it: there's still something like 50GB of free space.

On my home PC, on the other hand, I still have a "standard" 7200RPM 1TB HD.
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23 Jul 2012   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I use an 80GB SSD at home. OS, apps and a couple of games are on the SSD. I disabled hibernation, and I moved my pagefile over to my spinner drive. My documents and such are all pointed at the spinner, but I have a file server box at home where i save my actual data. So, my workstation doesn't hold much.
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