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Does RAM or SSD increase C: Drive space? Thanks in advance!?
When looking to buy a computer that has a lot of SSD I’d like to know if that means a lot of C: Drive space as well :)
- champerLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
RAM has nothing to do with drive space, it's a volatile memory that the computer use as working space.
The C: drive is your basic drive partition, whether it is on a mechanical hard drive or an SSD. The bigger drive you have the more space you have. An SSD is faster than a mechanical drive, that's the only difference.
- BigELv 72 months ago
sdd are faster. You can think of them as an hdd, but no spinning parts. That makes them more robust, but the jury is out on how long they really last. you will probably get a new laptop before your sdd fails. but sdd are also more expensive, so sometimes the manufacturer put 2 in laptops, an sdd and an hdd, sdd for system and hdd for data. make sure you have only a sdd.
- 2 months ago
Thank you all for your answers and explainations! :)
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
a larger SSD or HHD does. RAM does not
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- keerokLv 72 months ago
C: is a partition in your current hard disk. An SSD will increase storage space in total (C:, D:, E:, etc.) but not the space in drive C:. RAM is memory hence does not add to storage space.
- Chris AncorLv 72 months ago
A 'lot' of SSD implies a larger storage disk. C: is only a partition. RAM does not increase Drive space.
- Bill-MLv 72 months ago
RAM - NO. RAM is just memory the CPU uses and is not for storage.
C: Drive is your primary Hard Drive. SSD is a Solid State Hard Drive and it will increase your C: Drive Providing you Replace the C: Drive with the SSD and the SSD is larger than your existing Hard Drive.
OR you could just add a SSD as a second Hard Drive and move some of your files off of the C: Drive. Files like Pictures and Movies.