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#153739 6-Oct-2014 17:19
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i have win 7 ultimate 74bit

what size hard disk should i put this on?

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  #1148445 6-Oct-2014 17:57
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500gb to 2 tb




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  #1148446 6-Oct-2014 18:02
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kiwis: i have win 7 ultimate 74bit

what size hard disk should i put this on?


How long should I cut a piece of string?

The answer really depends on what your requirements are, so nobody can answer your question without knowing these.




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  #1148447 6-Oct-2014 18:03
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A basic install of Windows 7 without any additional features or applications will come in at around 20GB from memory.  So you can extrapolate from that depending on what you need to run on top of it and how much space you want leftover.

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  #1148452 6-Oct-2014 18:09
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My W7 install with Photoshop, Office, development tools, couple GB of media, no scratch or hibernate is 70GB. I could probably get it down to 50GB easily enough.

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  #1148511 6-Oct-2014 19:17
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kiwis: i have win 7 ultimate 74bit

what size hard disk should i put this on?

 
I would suggest 2 drives:
"C" drive for the OS - 120GB - preferably a SSD
"D" drive (HDD) for data - at least 1 TB (3TB is currently the price "sweet spot".)

If you only want one HDD, I would suggest partitioning it into "C" and "D" drives as above - HDD size 2TB or more.




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  #1148522 6-Oct-2014 19:22
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kiwis: i have win 7 ultimate 74bit

what size hard disk should i put this on?


Those extra 10bits may take up more room ;-)



 
 
 
 


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  #1148543 6-Oct-2014 19:42
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definitely go 2TB then




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  #1148569 6-Oct-2014 20:08
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What would be the minimum SSD size you would recommend

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  #1148584 6-Oct-2014 20:25
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kiwis: What would be the minimum SSD size you would recommend


My desktop manages windows and office on a 60Gb, but I have to carefully redirect all the other installs to the 2TB HDD, to keep it going... A mate runs everything on his laptop from his 128Gb SSD, but then again, uses a 1TB USB3 to keep all his data on.. So again, how long is your string?

I wouldn't go less than 256gb if fI was buying in this modern market, but unsure the current 'sweet spot' as I'm cash strapped this year so no upgrades planned.

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  #1148601 6-Oct-2014 20:36
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240gb




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  #1148618 6-Oct-2014 21:00
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I replaced my 60GB OS SSD with a 120GB SSD, which is plenty big enough. I have other disks for data though. Assume you need (say) 100GB for OS, programs, swap, and such, then add on how much space you need for storage on that disk.

I like to keep my OS disk as lean as possible, as I take snapshot images for backup and I'd like to reduce storage for those.

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  #1149124 7-Oct-2014 13:30
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BTW 20Gb in win7 system requirements is a crap. Win 7 needs about 40 Gb on early stage, but it good to have 100 Gb to be completely comfortable with system long term.

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  #1149171 7-Oct-2014 14:32
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Ive got 120GB SSD as my OS drive, holds Windows and basic every day programs such as office etc - still have 40GB+ free.
2x1TB SATA cover my storage and game install needs.





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  #1149351 7-Oct-2014 18:07
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solival: BTW 20Gb in win7 system requirements is a crap.


No it's not.  I have a Windows 7 VM running on my Mac, with only Visio installed, and the entire guest is 22.23GB.



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