Minimum partition size for Win 7 Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by weemanpow3, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. weemanpow3 macrumors 6502


    Mar 14, 2008
    My Crucial M4 256 GB SSD will be coming in at the end of the week along with an optibay. I do all my main work on OS X and want as much space as I can get on the SSD for applications. Windows will be all just for gaming.

    What would be the right partition size for Windows and enough space so I can install updates? Thanks.

    Here's what I want my setup to be. If you have a better suggestion on setup, please post it.

    SSD - Crucial M4 256 GB
    Main Bay
    -Mac OS X Lion
    -Windows 7 Ultimate

    HDD - 750 GB
    -General Applications and games storage
    -Formate drive to NTFS (install paragon NTFS on OS X Lion)
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    i think for bootcamp the minimum is 20GB

    Windows 7 uses about 10GB

    i do think 256GB is overkill for just the 2 operating systems
  3. Nielsenius macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2011
    If you actually intend on using Windows you'll need at least 30 GB. The 20 GB minimum set by Apple isn't nearly enough if you intend to install any programs. The Boot Camp drivers take up some space. If you want to save space delete the hibernation image file (size is equal to your RAM amount). I would recommend at least 35 GB for any extended use.
  4. Sincci macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2011
    With 256GB SSD, you should give at least 80GB to Windows to get it running properly.

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