Is 256 GB of HD space enough?

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  1. Vergeofinsanity81

    Vergeofinsanity81 Notebook Consultant

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    I am leaning towards a 256 GB SSD as opposed to getting a larger 7200 rpm HD. But now I am wondering if it is enough space for my needs. I will be mainly gaming on this laptop. Games would include: SC2, D3, BF3, ME3, Witcher 2, Skyrim, Shogun 2. It's been awhile since I have owned a PC and not sure how much these games take up now.

    Thanks!:D
     
  2. IKAS V

    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

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    It is for me but I also have an external HDD to store everything else on too.
     
  3. s2odin

    s2odin Merrica!

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    ME3 = 10.7gb
    Witcher 2 = 30.2gb (with enhanced edition patch)
    Skyrim = 13.6gb (8+ mods + textures)

    I don't have SC2 installed anymore so I can't comment on its size but you should be able to google the specs of the other games.
     
  4. HopelesslyFaithful

    HopelesslyFaithful Notebook Virtuoso

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    it is if your conservation on what you install. If I were you I would get a 256 and an external for extra stuff.
     
  5. Vergeofinsanity81

    Vergeofinsanity81 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the info guys. So here are my thoughts, please let me know what you think:

    I am looking to buy a Clevo P170EM from one of the resellers I found here on NBR forums (Mythlogic). I am thinking of building it with one SSD and one HD. The SSD to boot from and the regular HD for my games. Is this a good idea? mSata seems like an option as well instead of the ssd, but i heard performance isnt as good? Thx again.
     
  6. s2odin

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    Perfect .
     
  7. Krane

    Krane Notebook Prophet

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    In a word...no! There just to much technology nowadays and that small a drive will be used up before you can say an HD video.

    If its your sole drive, you need at least the 512GB SSD. Choose otherwise only if you don't mind carrying an additional external drive for all your peripherals.
     
  8. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Mostly Harmless...

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    128GB SSD as boot/apps + traditional HDD is the way to go if you can. I manage with 256GB SSD. Forces me to keep my drive cleaned up and remove programs I don't need any more. It's been easier than I thought. Plus having my own Windows Home Server helps for storing massive amounts of stuff.
     
  9. __-_-_-__

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    SC2, D3, BF3, ME3, Witcher 2, Skyrim, Shogun 2.
    SC2 = 12 Gb
    D3 = 12gb
    BF3 = 20gb
    ME3 = 10.7gb
    Witcher 2 = 30.2gb (with enhanced edition patch)
    Skyrim = 13.6gb (8+ mods + textures)
    shogun = 20gb
    win7 = 20gb

    = 147Gb.

    so yes. it's enough for you.
     
  10. baii

    baii Sone

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    256GB

    Steam = never enough
    No steam = plenty
     
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