Question Nvme SSD as third drive

xerxesaria

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Hi.
I have the following:

  • Asus Rog Strix Z490-E Gaming Motherboard.
  • 250GB Nvme SSD (BOOT DRIVE)
  • 1TB Nvme SSD (OTHER DRIVE / GAMES)
My build is made for gaming and it is just about finished. However, I have doubts about the 250gb SSD with respect to storage space. I want to upgrade it to 500gb just to be on the safe side. I am going to save all my games on the 1TB. But I have noticed that many games tend to save files in the boot drive and sometimes the size of those folders will grow in time (take Total War for example where a folder is created under Users/Appdata/Roaming).

First question: Should I go for 500GB or is 250GB enough for boot drive?

Second question: If I were to purchase the 500GB, what can I do with the 250GB? Is there anyway I can connect it to my motherboard and use it as a "third" drive? For example, connect it to one of the free pcie lanes?

Thank you very much.
 

SteveRX4

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I use a 250gb nvme drive for my OS (c: drive) without any problems.
But I do change my download location to my 1tb nvme drive (d:)
I use Windows 10 Home 64 - the basic one.
 

xerxesaria

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I use a 250gb nvme drive for my OS (c: drive) without any problems.
But I do change my download location to my 1tb nvme drive (d:)
I use Windows 10 Home 64 - the basic one.
I am going to save almost everything on the 1TB, but like I mentioned, some games like to make a folder on the boot drive and I am afraid that might grow over time.
 

USAFRet

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Yes. Almost about everything will go on the 1TB. What I said though, worries me. It is the fact that some, if not, most games create a folder on the boot drive.
Yes, they do.
And it is generally not a real issue.

How much space is consumed on it now?
Just keep an eye on it. If it starts to creep over 175GB, the think about moving to a larger drive.

But no need to panic yet.


Other things:
turn hibernation OFF
System Restore points
Check the size of your pagefile
 

xerxesaria

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Yes, they do.
And it is generally not a real issue.

How much space is consumed on it now?
Just keep an eye on it. If it starts to creep over 175GB, the think about moving to a larger drive.

But no need to panic yet.


Other things:
turn hibernation OFF
System Restore points
Check the size of your pagefile
Could you please tell me why and how hibernation must be turned off?
 

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