Your opinion on Win 7 partition.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JLUGO35, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. JLUGO35 Guest

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    Right now I currently have a macbook with 160 gig hard drive. I was thinking about using 50 or so gigs for Windows 7. Do you feel that this amount will be enough or should I look into upgrading my hard drive?
     
  2. EOC macrumors newbie

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    I usually put a Windows partition between 30 and 50 GB. If you upgrade your hard drive, you won't regret getting a 7200 rpm drive.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    No one can tell you what size to set your partition to. It depends what programs you need to install, whether or not you plan on storing photos, movies, etc. on your Windows partition. Just figure that you should have ~10GB set aside in your estimate for Windows itself, 10GB for system restore snapshots, and at least 15% of the total partition size set aside as free space so that Windows can effectively defragment itself.
     
  4. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    do you have any major speed difs with 7200 RPM?

    im really cnonsidering upgrading my speed and size on my hard drive
     
  5. shadow1 macrumors member

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    I would buy a 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD cheap online. Should be around $150
     
  6. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    QFT. Sorry if that is harsh but, the question you have to answer us is, what will you be doing on it?
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's 25% faster. I would get SSD instead, they beat every HD
     
  8. jon08 macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys, any idea why Windows 7 takes up about 14 GB of space on BootCamp?? That's quite a lot...
     
  9. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Windows 7 + System Restore information. Windows Vista and 7 also copy the installation files to the disc, which takes up extra space. There's also a file for hibernation, which is equal in size to your RAM.
     
  10. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

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    What Bill Gates said, and yes its ridiculous when you compare file number comparisons. Number of files on my Mac partition = 428,151. On the Win7 partition, 4,103,060,782. Just kind of funny :D
     
  11. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    Is there a way to reduce the footprint of 7? My install is using a similar amount of space and it is a problem for me as I now have too little space to install games.
     
  12. Snakehn macrumors newbie

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    i have a 1TB Hard drive and have Windows 7 on a 100GB partition, just in case, so that's about 10% of the drive.

    you should be ok with.. 25-30GB for 7 ?
     
  13. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Unlike Snow Leopard, which takes up like 12 GB? Or Leopard, which takes up even more? :rolleyes:

    Oh, er- I mean "wInDo$ sUx lololololol"
     
  14. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    You do not have 4,103,060,782 files on your Win7 partition.

    The smallest Windows partition that could store that many
    files would have a size of 15.29 terabytes.
     

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