Is a 120GB SSD enough for my needs??
Hi all, am currenty in the stages of building a pc ive bought most of my components ive just got to buy the CPU and MOB but ive ran into abit of a problem. I purchased 1TB WDB internal hard drive and a 120GB SSD looking back now i wish i had of bought the 250GB SSD. Will i have any issues? My aim is to download my OPS onto my SSD then everything else including GPU drivers,a few games,Anti virus etc will i be okay or even am i able to do this??
A 120 GB is fine. You just have to be cognizant of what you install on it.
I have a 120GB as my boot drive, been there for 3 years. Doing just fine. It has the OS and all applications apart from games. Office 2013, Adobe Lightroom, Paintshop Pro, etc, etc, etc.
Drivers will be installed with the OS. But they are tiny, and of no size consequence.
Mark_212 said:Ahh right thanks guys you've made me feel alot better about my purchase i wont be doing any extreme gaming just games like sims (My girlfriend likes it) FM etc nothing like battlefield or crysis but if i wanted to play them games could i not install them on my 1TB drive??
Yes. You can install the games, or whatever else, on the HDD.
During the install, simply choose which drive. If Steam or Origin games, the client has specific functionality to do that.
Be aware that you want to leave about 15%-25% of the drive empty for best performance. 120 GB works for most users. I do recommend 250 GB if you plan to put games on the SSD, but 120 GB will work if you install the games on the HDD.
If there's a particular game you're playing a lot, you can temporarily copy it to the SSD. When I had a small SSD, I would install all my games in D:\Games (HDD). I'd copy the game of the week that I was playing to the SSD in C:\Games. Rename the original folder on the HDD from D:\Games\GOTW to D:\Games\GOTW_orig. Then create a directory junction using the mklink /j command (from an admin command prompt)
mklink /j d:\Games\GOTW c:\Games\GOTW
That creates a directory junction in D:\Games\GOTW which links back to C:\Games\GOTW. So the computer thinks you're playing the game off the D: drive (HDD), but you're actually playing it off the SSD (C: drive). So your game of the week plays as quickly as if you'd installed it on the SSD.
When you're bored of the game, simply delete D:\Games\GOTW (the direction junction). Then copy C:\Games\GOTW to D:\Games\GOTW (in case it installed any updates or save points or something), and delete D:\Games\GOTW_orig. Delete C:\Games\GOTW to free up the space on your SSD, and you can copy your next game of the week to C:\Games and repeat.
Mark_212 said:Ahh right thanks for your fast responses how much of your SSD have you used if you dont mind me asking?
I have an 80gb SSD with win7 on it, and a 2TB HDD for everything else.
I ran out of space a month ago (after 4yrs of use), but cleaning the windows update files fixed the problem.
The main thing to watch is you need to ALWAYS change the default installation location for new programs. Once your in that habit, then it works great.