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Will a 64GB SSD be enough for windows 7? And will a SSD last as long?

ExoTecher

73 months ago

I am building a new computer, but I'm on a very strict budget. I have 36-40 pounds (GBP) to spend on a storage device. I was going to go for a HDD(Seagate/WD, 500GB, 7200 RPM). But could I get a SSD instead? I would like to just load my OS and main programs on it, I would have an extra HDD. But I can only afford a 64GB SSD. Will it be enough for windows 7? and is it true that SSD's do not last long? Please enlighten me, I am here to learn.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

A 64 GB will hold Windows 7 easy. Windows 7 takes up between 15 and 20 GBs of storage, depending on temp files and things. As to how long the SSD lasts, it depends on the brand/quality of the SSD itself and write cycles it does. I would say that SSDs last longer than HDDs. You can also refer to this article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-reliability-failure-rate,2923.html

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent article! Good Job!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! This has helped me a lot, +1 for you.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Most Windows 7 OS take up 21gb on a SSD or HDD.

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