Should i get 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD for a gaming laptop?

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So i want to get a new gaming laptop and i am looking to get a lenovo y-530 and I'm trying to decide if i should get 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD. The 256 GB SSD is $100 more than the 128GB so i don't know if it is worth the money to get the extra SSD.
 

raisonjohn

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I'd go for the 256GB + 1TB as minimum. I own a 128GB SSD + 1TB (desktop PC build) I wish I had gotten the 256GB instead as my SSD (used as system drive and programs/apps) is 70%-80% full. So, I have to always make a conscious effort to manage those temp files and desktop files (not to mention some game pagefiles in there as well).

My current laptop (Asus GL502VM) is a 256GB SSD + 1TB storage. No problems whatsoever in terms of reaching near maximum capacity. Worth the money for the 256GB (than the 128GB), IMO.
 

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I'd go for the 256GB + 1TB as minimum. I own a 128GB SSD + 1TB (desktop PC build) I wish I had gotten the 256GB instead as my SSD (used as system drive and programs/apps) is 70%-80% full. So, I have to always make a conscious effort to manage those temp files and desktop files (not to mention some game pagefiles in there as well).

My current laptop (Asus GL502VM) is a 256GB SSD + 1TB storage. No problems whatsoever in terms of reaching near maximum capacity. Worth the money for the 256GB (than the 128GB), IMO.
 

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If the SSD isn't soldered on to the motherboard you can always replace it later on if it's not big enough. But having said that, a 128GB drive is likely to be nothing but a pain in the ass. Yes you can install programs to the 1TB drive, but micromanaging that stuff gets real old real fast. Unless the $100 is a deal breaker, I'd go for the 256 in an instant.
 
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Ok im gonna get the 256GB SSD Thanks for your time
 
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Ok Yeah I've decided that I'm gonna get the 256 SSD Thank you
 
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