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Partitioning SSD

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It's fine, why?

Reason being is because I want to install my OS and applications on a 50 or 60 GB partition then leave the other partition for games. That way when I go to image my OS and applications the used space is a lot smaller than if I had games as well on the same partition. We all know pc games take minimum 30 GB nowadays upwards to 50GB +

I am getting the Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB.

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We've been formatting the C: partition at ~50GB for several years,

and keeping databases separately archived on other drive letters.

This helps a LOT with drive image management e.g.

writing drive images finishes much faster than it would

if C: were formatted to use an entire 256GB or 512GB drive.

Most importantly, if/when C: is corrupted, we can restore

a working drive image without affecting any of the databases.

Just be aware: some excellent freeware like Partition Wizard

will re-format an entire target drive when using the "Migrate OS" feature.

We intend to ask Partition Wizard programmers to change

that feature so it leaves a D: "data partition" intact.

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In general 500GB is not a lot to divide - my current C: is almost 200GB full and that's just the OS and some apps that have crept up.

I'd recommend partitioning in half or getting a second slower but bigger SSD or HDD for games.

It's good to have a separate OS-only partition, but IMO 50GB is just not enough unless you want to fiddle a lot with Windows defaults - by defaults a lot of stuff is download to c: - temporary files, program files, downloads from the browser, temp files when you unzip etc etc.

SO I'd really recommend having c: larger than 50GB and if you have space left, you can have some of your games installed on c: - it's realtively easy to move them back and forth, at least on Steam.

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