Running out of space on my SSD system disk.

Hi all, I have an oldish Dell Vostro desktop and have a storage problem. I have a Kingston 120 gig SSD on the C drive for system, programs and docs (including my hard copy of my cloud storage) and also 2 x 1000 gig HDD, 1 for photos, video and music and the other for backups. I also have a DVD. I keep finding I am running out of space on the C drive. What is the cheapest way to get more SSD storage without losing a HDD or my DVD. I don't like the idea of replacing my 120 gig SSD with say a 250 0r 500 gig SSD and scraping 120 gig of fast access storage. I only have 4 ports on my disk controller. I understand I could purchase a SATA port multiplier card and another 120 gig SSD but that is no cheaper than scraping the 120 gig SSD. Anyone have any suggestions?
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  1. use the DVD SATA for another SSD , and for DVD use external USB DVD. which DVD is in your PC ? slim one ? you can get a cheap usb box for it
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  2. chriswroath said:
    Hi all, I have an oldish Dell Vostro desktop and have a storage problem. I have a Kingston 120 gig SSD on the C drive for system, programs and docs (including my hard copy of my cloud storage) and also 2 x 1000 gig HDD, 1 for photos, video and music and the other for backups. I also have a DVD. I keep finding I am running out of space on the C drive. What is the cheapest way to get more SSD storage without losing a HDD or my DVD. I don't like the idea of replacing my 120 gig SSD with say a 250 0r 500 gig SSD and scraping 120 gig of fast access storage. I only have 4 ports on my disk controller. I understand I could purchase a SATA port multiplier card and another 120 gig SSD but that is no cheaper than scraping the 120 gig SSD. Anyone have any suggestions?


    More and more, people are seeing that the 120GB SSD's are Too Small.

    You have 4 ports. Currently consumed with:
    SSD
    HDD
    HDD
    DVD

    Either add a PCI_E card for more SATA ports,
    Or a larger single HDD to remove one of the 1TB to add another SSD
    Or a larger SSD
    Or move one of the 1TB HDD to an external enclosure, and add another SSD

    There is no magic bullet.
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  3. You can sell your existing 120 GB drive for about $40 which will pay for 1/3rd of a new 250 GB drive. Or use the drive in another system, good to upgrade older laptops with.
    Reply to hang-the-9
  4. This is why I am waiting for the price of 1TB and 2TB SSDs to come down. :)
    Reply to jaguarskx
  5. jaguarskx said:
    This is why I am waiting for the price of 1TB and 2TB SSDs to come down. :)


    This is why my system has 5x SSD, totaling ~2TB.:lol:
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