SSD minimum capacity for dual boot

Discussion in 'hardware' started by dogbite, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    Guys, are 64GB enough for a dual boot Win8.1 and Ubuntu? Should I consider 128GB?

    Another question. How to best transfer the OS from the conventional HDD to the SSD? I
    think to make an image of the system and then install it on the SSD.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    dogbite,

    It depends on how you manage your data. I have around 10 OS on a 240 GB SSD and two thirds of the data space is still free. My Win8.1 partition is 40 GB and Ubuntu is 7 GB.

    Image/restore is fine.
     
  3. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    Thanks Brian. I'm going to use the SSD just for the OS, all the data/documents etc. will stay on the HDD which is going to replace the DVD, by an Optibay caddy or similar adapter.
     
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