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Old August 8, 2011, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Brendt View Post
Im looking to buy an IBuyPower PC and wondering if I buy a 40GB Intel 320 SSD will I need to buy any kind of harddrive or data drive
40GB is pretty small for a system SSD running Win7. Most people recommend a minimum of 60GB for the OS and program files. With careful planning and organization even small SSDs can be used for booting though. Many people ran WinXP on 4GB SSDs by paring down the OS to bare essentials. The original Asus EeePC ran a form of Linux on a 2GB SSD.

You definitely will need some kind of HDD for data storage (either internal or external) unless you're extremely wealthy and can afford enough enough SSD storage to satisfy your needs.

I compromise by booting from a moderately sized (120GB) super-fast PCIe SSD, with a moderately fast moderately sized SSD for fast internal storage and a series of large external HDDs for bulk data storage.
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