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Is a 120gb ssd enough for OS and programs

This last part of my rig is killing me.

I want to get a 120gb ssd, cause I only want to put my OS (Windows 8.1 64bit) and programs(nothing extreme) on it. But everyone says that the 240gb ones are good value but they're still expensive.

I dont want to put games on it, just the OS and programs.

So, is 120gb enough?
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  1. 250gb is optimum, I have one and only have 70gb left after only installing programs aswell, it is surprising how much space some apps can use, save the money and go for a 250gb one if you can
  2. For your OS yes. OS will consume 40 to 60 GB at best. I would suggest you install programs to a secondary drive however. Ideally don't consume more than 80% of the drive to maintain performance.
  3. Best answer
    I have a 120GB as my main drive.
    OS and all applications. Win 8.1 Pro, MS Office Pro, Adobe Lightroom, Paintshop Pro, Corel Video Studio, etc, etc, etc, etc
    Games live on other drives.

    Currently ~70GB used space.

    It all depends on what applications you have. Install until you get to around the 80GB used level. This leaves room for future Windows updates.
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