Hello is 128GB ssd on a laptop enough?

michael1337

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In buying a laptop for someone, he uses it for school, watches videos, playes small games and I guess plays Minecraft or something on it?


The laptop I chose has 128GB SSD and I was wondering, is this decent? Or is this like a huge rip off and can you like not do anything with it?

I mean its better than the 32GB laptops but it stills 128GB storage.

Thank you
 

USAFRet

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No, for multiple reasons.
Slow, limited reliability, easy to lose.

Just get a laptop with a proper size drive. Either HDD or SSD, whatever fits in the budget.
240GB minimum.

For a non-techie user, I'd rather get them something with a 250GB HDD, vs a 128GB SSD.
 

heavyartillary9

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wel it depends, I have a laptop with 1000gb of storage on it, but I'm only using about 175gb. but I have a lot of games and a few big programs on it, so 128 might be enough, but its cutting it close
 

mcnumpty23

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unless they are going to download a lot of stuff or install big games it should be ok though doesnt sound a lot compared to mechanical drives

if you were installing a ssd yourself 250/256gb would be the size to price ratio to go for

 

USAFRet

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If it is the only drive, 128GB is rather slim. Especially if they are not into managing that drive space.
Very quickly, they'll have you on the phone asking what to do.
 

USAFRet

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The only way to increase is to put in another drive.
Some laptops can take a second drive. Some can't.
 

mcnumpty23

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depends--some laptops you can remove cd/dvd drives if it has one and put in a second hard drive

or you could just buy a bigger ssd and swap that into it yourself

as said would depend who is using it if they are careful its doable
 

USAFRet

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No, for multiple reasons.
Slow, limited reliability, easy to lose.

Just get a laptop with a proper size drive. Either HDD or SSD, whatever fits in the budget.
240GB minimum.

For a non-techie user, I'd rather get them something with a 250GB HDD, vs a 128GB SSD.
 
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