Is 240GB SSD enough for Windows 10 as a boot disk

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Is 240GB SSD enough for Windows 10 as a boot disk
David25
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February 25, 2021 - 2:15 am

So, I'm planning to add a cheap SATA SSD into my old system, so will 240GB suffice? Or should I go with the 480GB version?

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February 25, 2021 - 3:37 am

Hi David,

It is recommended that you keep 25% of your drive free. Also, 10% over-provisioning is also suggested. So plan on 65% of the total disk space available for Windows, programs, and data.
Bigger SSDs are usually faster than smaller ones, so that is another consideration.

Take a look at how much space you are using now and make your decision based on that number. If your budget allows for a bigger drive, then I would go that route. It's really easy to fill those suckers up these days and a little wiggle room never hurts.

I hope this helps,
Richard

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February 25, 2021 - 6:24 am

Been using 240GB SansDisk SSD for two of my machines for awhile now, but I keep most
data on a 1tb data drive. Just hate to spend the money for a bigger drive.

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