Ball Park / Feeler: How Much Should I Partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SamIchi, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    I'm plannin on installing a couple games, and probably AutoDesk Inventor, and AutoCAD. Should 40GB be sufficient? I'm not going to be using the apps too heavily. What do you guys think?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    If that's all you're doing 40GB is certainly plenty. If anything, it's a little much if you aren't going to be using any of the above heavily and might have use for the space on your Mac partition for media files or whatever.

    Windows itself takes up a couple of gigs or so, AutoCAD is around a gig, Inventor is 4GB or so, and depending on the game you're looking at somewhere between 1 and 5 gigs in general. Even 20GB would probably cut it, certainly 30GB.

    This is again if you're trying to minimize the size of the Windows partition; if you don't have any dire need for the space, 40GB should give you plenty of headroom, and is probably a good number.
  3. SamIchi thread starter macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2004
    Hey thanks for the comment. I was thinkin' 40 was a little more than I needed. I'll probably make it 30, then I have 80 for my Mac. I'm goin to have to sacrifice having my whole iTunes library (60GB) on my HD, but i'll work around it with my external.

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