Use of smaller SSD

Sep 28, 2018
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I get why people would want to install 500GB to 2TB SSDs but what would smaller drives be used for? 128GB, 256GB etc. Just curious...Thanks
 
I use an old SSD, to hold my system temp folder, windows updates and swapfile, SSD's don't like lots of small writes, so if the old SSD does die after a few years of use, don't really care and still faster than a HDD.
 

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If you're careful and diligent, a 120GB will work for "only windows''.
That takes some maintenance, though.

My wifes system is a single 250GB SSD. No problem.
Facebook and email...nothing large installed.

My main system, all SSD:


From top to bottom:
500GB - OS and applications
250GB - CAD/video work
250GB - cache space for applications and pagefile
960GB - games, and everything that does not fit elsewhere
120GB - Old OS drive (2012), just in there for testing
500GB - photo work

The 500GB photo drive is soon to be replaced by a 1TB (in the mail from Newegg)

NOTE: All these drives did not happen at once. They were gathered over the years.
 

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