How much space will I have left over for games? 250gb m.2 SATA III ssd

jm-april20

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I will be going with the Crucial mx500 250gb M.2 SATA III ssd.

I was just wondering how much space I will have left after formatting & windows 10 as well as the apps that come with windows 10.
 

Barty1884

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A clean OS install* of Windows 10 will come to around 40GB +/-.
Since you never want to come close to filling an SSD to max capacity, you'd want to keep a minimum of 20% off the top.

So 250GB less 20% less 40GB for Windows = 160GB, absolute maximum that you *could* use.

*Windows updates over time will increase this though, and obviously installed games/programs too.

Allowing for Windows updates over time, I wouldn't budget much more than ~100GB for games/programs, while keeping a healthy overhead.
 


That is how they come up with those weird numbers,did you ever see any conventional HHD with 250Gb?
It's 300Gb with translates to 279Gib and of those the 250 are usable by the user while the other 29 are over provisioned.
If you get a 275Gb ssd drive you will have to leave space by hand.
 

USAFRet

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That "300 -> 279" is not 'free space' or over prov.
That is simply different units of measure.

Have I ever seen a conventional drive labeled as 250GB? Every day - https://www.amazon.com/Blue-250GB-Everyday-Desktop-Drive/dp/B00461K1QW
 

Yes, and they show up as 232Gb under windows due to Gib vs Gb,they don't show up as 250Gb under windows as this SSD would.

 

Lekro44

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I have Windows 10 64bit Professional fully updated 1809 installed with Office 365, Spotify, Twitter, Discord, Battle.net, uPlay and Netflix apps. The used space is 22.7Gb.

 

USAFRet

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2x 840 EVO 250GB SSD's in my system.

File Explorer


Powershell


Disk Management


All showing as expected, 232GiB.
 

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