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Storage How Much Space Have You used on C?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pookeyhead, 1 Nov 2009.

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How Big is your C: Install?

  1. I have used less than 20GB

    8.3%
  2. I have used between 20 and 40GB

    17.4%
  3. I have used between 40 and 100GB

    31.4%
  4. I have used over 100GB

    32.2%
  5. I only have one drive/partition, and it's mahoosive!

    10.7%
  1. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    With the advent of SSDs becoming more common, but still relatively small in size, it begs the question from me... how big is your C Drive?

    I wonder how many people do what I do, and install all their apps on C, and not any other drive? I appreciate the logic in installing apps to another drive to keep your boot partition small, but the problem I have with that is that should I need to restore from back-ups after upgrading drives for e.g., I will have to restore 2 drives instead of one. Therefore I install all my apps to C: and only have my other drives for storage of stand-alone files and data.

    As a result, my C drive is currently has 105GB on it. As I have a 1TB drive as my boot device I see no problem, but upgrading to SSD would necessitate a large investment.

    Am I alone in this method of disk management?

    As a result... a poll please. Please input the used space on C:
     
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  2. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    On my laptop, which is what I'm on currently, I have no choice but to fill up C: with movies, games and other junk as my second partition fills up. I voted for 40-100GB.

    But on my main rig and in general, I use just over 30GB for C: - it only contains the OS and a few essential apps. All else is on other drives/partitions.
     
  3. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    35GB w/ 1 game.

    Steam is on another drive.
     
  4. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    26GB with just Windows.

    Generally I install everything else onto other partitions/drives.
     
  5. oasked

    oasked Stuck in (better) mud

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    218Gb. But then I have got my main "Downloads" folder on my C:\ drive at the moment (129Gb). :)
     
  6. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    22.5GB, Windows Only, and anything that doesn't allow the install directory to be changed.
     
  7. SkiDave

    SkiDave Active Member

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    Mine is only 43GB with a new install of win7 and my steam folder (~17GB). I haven't got round to reinstalling many of my other games yet. All my main storage; films, music and pics are on a separate 1TB disk.

    If I am to get a SSD (hopefully) I would want it to be over 100GB so that I have some headroom for apps and games.
     
  8. doggeh

    doggeh New Member

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    Brand new win7 install + my steam folder = 149Gb :jawdrop: and I've got loads more non-steam games yet to install!
     
  9. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Well-Known Member

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    Running a 70gb WD Raptor, and have used 12GB. I only install programs on my C disk. Everything else is on a 1tb Samsung f1. No games currently on my pc. A 60gb SSD would suit me fine. Soon as all this firmware mumbo jumbo gets sorted out. Maybe next year I'll make the leap.
     
  10. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    100Gb partition, just to keep things tidy.

    It doesn't work :hehe:
     
  11. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    same here, on the mark 40GB with a single game, that game being GTA4 where it takes advantage of fast random access of SSD's.
     
  12. Blade_Reaver

    Blade_Reaver New Member

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    I use C only for windows and programs that need enrties in the windows register to function properly, everything else is on my other partitions. Total space used rounded to 35gb on a 60gb partition.
     
  13. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Sitting somewhere around 100GB on a 160GB drive.
    I have a 160GB drive and a 300GB drive, the 160 has Win7, the 300 has Vista. I only keep the Vista installation for one program which we've lost the Key for.
    Steam sits on the 300GB drive though.

    Most downloads and things are kept on the Network.
     
  14. eek

    eek CAMRA ***.

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    Only have the one drive. Did contemplate partitioning but I'd still put all my apps on c: so the results would be the same (although formatting would be much easier)
     
  15. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    I have about 100 games installed and I've filled about 240GB althoguh I imagine 50GB or so is either crap I haven't tidied and standalone files.
     
  16. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    72gb after installing Windows 7. I have my old Vista install on a second drive that is about 242GB (the Steam folder is approximately 104GB :))
     
  17. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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  18. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I've used around 50GB of a 74GB raptor, that's with all the games I'm currently interested in (usually 2-3), a few GB's of pictures and other assorted documents, and all the usual program files etc.
     
  19. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    My system drive (which is D: btw :)) uses just shy of 18GB. That's on WinXP, mind you. I expect that figure to double once I install Win7.

    I try to have as little as possible installed on my system drive. All games and most apps are installed on different partitions, as is all actual data.
     
  20. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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