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How big is your OS drive?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by pennywise19, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. pennywise19


    Joined: Aug 19, 2018

    Posts: 53

    As above how big is your SSD/mechanical drive you use for windows/linux.

    I've got a 250gb ssd and always seem to have to ration space even if it's just a few of my favourite fps games i use to load from my os and a few apps.

    I'm thinking of getting the 970 evo pro 512gb M.2 or a cheaper 1tb ssd m.2 or normal ssd but can't decide.
  2. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 59,588

    Most of my systems are a silly mess of a 250GB SSD OS drive and 2-3x additional 250GB SSDs I've added over time for games, etc. as I've run out of space plus a 1-3TB HDD for bulk storage.

    I've not had to ration space too much on the OS drives but I really should have just bought bigger SSDs in the first place.

    The annoying and slightly weird thing is every time I've gone to buy an SSD the pricing on the 500+GB ones has been spiking up while I've managed to get 25-30% discounts on 250GB models.
  3. MagicBoy


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,486

    Location: South Manchester

    1TB SSD, was 512GB until a few weeks ago. Secondary RAID 0 array of a couple of old 1TB spinners for less used games.
  4. foster grant


    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 5,457

    Location: North London

    My OS sits on a 256Gb Samsung SSD
  5. Jamin280672

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 12, 2014

    Posts: 1,094

    Location: Halesowen

    My OS with programs used to sit on a Samsung Evo 960 250gb nvme drive, I recently decided to buy a couple of Samsung evo 970's 500gb each, got them from somewhere else at an excellent price with a discount code, one was for OS and programs and the other was for games, however, I recently read that they are wasted on games, so ive RAID0'd them together, give me 1TB, way more than I need, turned my 4TB mechanical hard drive into the Games hard drive, way more than I need, and brought an 8TB external hard drive for all my back-ups, music, movies etc.
  6. adidan


    Joined: Aug 26, 2018

    Posts: 270

    Location: Outside your house

    240Gb SSD for OS, games on a secondary 500ish SSD and another couple of SSDs for photos and the like.
  7. tyler_jrb


    Joined: Aug 24, 2013

    Posts: 3,174

    Location: Lincolnshire

    512gb M.2 at the minute. Just give plenty for the OS and i can have plenty of movies/videos/photos/software etc there without needing to transfer anything.

    2x2TB SSD's for games however :cool:
  8. freddie64

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 22, 2008

    Posts: 2,419

    256gb Samsung Pro 950 NVME i got 2 1/2 years ago on the MM for a very good price and still going strong. :)

    Got my OS and most used apps on that and Steam on a 500gb SSD. I also have a 2tb HDD for everything else.
  9. Skorpion


    Joined: Jun 5, 2010

    Posts: 561

    Location: Lincolnshire

    1TB samsung 970 evo.
  10. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 10,007

    500gb ssd os, 1tb ssd games, 250gb ssd for code/work, 4tb hybrid drive for data.
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2018
  11. EdwardTeach


    Joined: Mar 18, 2010

    Posts: 3,211

    80gb os drive i think! I have had it for about 8yrs and back then ssd's were v expensive. 80 is enough for an os drive, and wouldn't be much use for anything else. It fits windows +office and documents very comfortably. Obviously things like photos are stored on other drives. Game saves ages also usually saved elsewhere via symbolic links. (game saves for things like total war, paradox games and football manager can end up taking up many gb's of space). I never find that I run out space.
    I have 250 +500gb ssds used just for games. Another 1gb hd for games and a 1.5gb and a 500gb used for general storage.
  12. andy_mk3


    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

    Posts: 7,804

    Location: Lincolnshire

    Desktop is a straight 500GB SSD. Laptop is 128GB SSD with 1TB HDD. Want to swap it to a 500GB SSD at some point though.
  13. Mr Plow


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 392

    Location: Leigh-On-Sea, Essex

    I use a Samsung Evo 250GB for my OS drive, a Samsung Evo 1TB SSD for games along with a 3TB HDD for other data.
  14. MissChief


    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 15,016

    256GB Intel M.2 drive and a 2TB mechanical. Will likely pick up a 500GB SSD at some point, I'm finding myself having to move games around or uninstall to play new stuff from the SSD.
  15. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,185

    Location: Hoo, Kent

    OS is on a 500GB 960 Evo.
    Data drive 1: 1TB 960 Evo.
    Data drive 2: 1TB 2.5” Crucial MX300 SSD
    Media drive: 4TB Ironwolf HDD
    Backup drive: 8TB Ironwolf HDD

    That’s not including my rack PC’s/Servers and NAS Systems.
  16. APM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2011

    Posts: 1,341

    Location: Wales

    I have a machine running linux on a 64GB SSD,another running windows on a 128GB SSD and my main machine has a 500GB SSD for the OS,all those have other spinning disks attached as well.
  17. Firestar_3x


    Joined: Mar 11, 2005

    Posts: 29,001

    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    256gb Samsung 850 SSD for OS with 1tb crucial mx500 for games in main rig.

    120gb Samsung 840 SSD for OS with 1tb hdd in arcade machine.

    256gb Samsung 850 SSD for OS and 4tb hdd in streaming machine.

    64gb Samsung SSD for OS in each server with loads of mechanical storage.

    256gb nvme in laptop.
  18. BlackAle


    Joined: Nov 4, 2006

    Posts: 780

    Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire

    256GB Samsung 850 Pro for OS / 1TB Samsung 850 Evo for music / 2TB Crucial MX300 for everything else.
  19. Maundie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,066

    256Gb Samsung M.2 drive, save all my games to a secondary Hdd so it's more than adequate for OS and Office apps.
  20. Pyr0m@nI@]{


    Joined: Oct 31, 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Merseyside, UK

    256gb M2 SSD for OS, 1TB SSD for games and various other 256GB SSDs for work etc.