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Windows 7: Could I use a 60-64 gb ssd for a windows 7 boot drive?

10 Jan 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium
Could I use a 60-64 gb ssd for a windows 7 boot drive?

Hey guys I was wondering how much gb does windows 7 homepremium sp1 take up and could I get away with a 60 gb ssd or should I just go for a 120gb one?

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10 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

A clean install will take up approximately 17-20GB. If you are on a tight budget, get a 64GB SSD. If you can save up the money and get a 120/128GB model, do that. The larger capacity SSD's generally perform better.
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10 Jan 2013   #3

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Windows 7 x64

That will be fine, just so long as you have a data drive to supplement with, 64 should be enough for windows basic apps and possibly even a couple of fairly large games.
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10 Jan 2013   #4


Hi there,

Yes 60GB SSD Will be fine for the Windows OS and a few applications like WinRar etc... However games and other big applications will need to go on a hard drive. If you have the spare cash I would go for the 120GB one...

Up to you if you want to spend a bit extra but if you don't have the money you can go for the 60GB and you will be fine.
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10 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

I put a 120 GB on mine, but a 64 GB would be fine. I have put Win 7 and all of my programs on it and have only used 38 GB.
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10 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

That size will work just fine if you put games and user files on another drive. Windows 7 will take up 16GB on a clean install. I ran Windows 7 on a 64GB SSD for over a year and never ran out of space. I have a 128Gb on this computer but have only used about 35GB. That includes Microsoft office and quite a few other programs. You will be fine with that and a data drive too.
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10 Jan 2013   #7
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

To see an SSD here since one folder alone(Steam and Steam mods) comes in at 358gb! Some good news for SSD fans however looking for more drive space. Micron unveils its first 1TB SSD -- for under $600 - Computerworld

Gradually other companies will also start seeing prices drop on the larger models as well as time goes along. If you are one who puts a lot on a single C volume like VMs and other large apps a 64gb would be too cramped to consider.

For a basic clean install and a few programs however with a second larger drive for storage and backup you shouldn't have a problem. It depends mainly on how much you would normally see on a single drive if that was all you had say on a laptop or single drive desktop when planning out how large a drive you would have to have.
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11 Jan 2013   #8

windows 7 home premium

I have 2 hdd's for storage and only realy intend the ssd for boot and some basic stuff like a few movies/pics so with that said would a 120gb not just be a bit of a waste?
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11 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

No, because the 128 GB will probably be faster than a 64 GB. This way, your OS and all your apps can go on the SSD, and then your movies and pics can go on a regular HDD.
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11 Jan 2013   #10

windows 7 home premium

Ok i'll have to save up for the 128gb one what brand would you recomend?
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 Could I use a 60-64 gb ssd for a windows 7 boot drive?

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