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  • Size of hard drive required for OS only ??

    I would like to get a 2.5" hard drive for only my Operating System, and maybe some other small programs. No media will be stored on this drive at all. How large should I be looking at?

    Thanks

    Brian
    2004 Toyota Corolla S
    EPIA V8000A, 3.25GB & 60GB laptop drives, Lilliput 7" touchscreen, 200W and ITPS
    Currently running WinXP, MediaEngine, & iGuidance

  • #2
    depends on what os you'll be using.....
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    • #3
      Probably WinXP.
      2004 Toyota Corolla S
      EPIA V8000A, 3.25GB & 60GB laptop drives, Lilliput 7" touchscreen, 200W and ITPS
      Currently running WinXP, MediaEngine, & iGuidance

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      • #4
        1 gig
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        • #5
          Depending on what else you plan to load with it I would say at least 5gig. It's always a good idea to leave a little extra space just incase.
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          • #6
            The lowest you will probably find will be 10 or 20 depending on what kind 2.5 or 3.5 IDE or SCSI
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            • #7
              I have an old 4gb regular at the moment have a few 2gb old 2.5" that I will be using if I can ever get them to jumpter correctly. Might use one for each operating system, linux / xp

              Base XP installation is like 600mb, but you would have to turn off sys restore, and a bunch of other stuff, and probably limit your virtual memory with a 1GB drive, I would look at drives that were > 2gb but < 5gb
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              • #8
                i agree with owenjh.
                but as antimatter said, if you go with new 10GB is probably min you can find.

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                • #9
                  try going to local PC shops and see if they have any old parts, you could probably pic them up for cheap. As for a 10gb drive, ebay would probably be best. You could probably get a 80gb for the same price as a 10gb tho.... your choice
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