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kfnight:
50 GiB disk space to install Vivado 2020.1 and 100+ GiB to install it with Vitis.  :--

BrianHG:
For all your future projects, I wonder what actual % of that 150GB you will ever access.

I say less around 10%.

asmi:

--- Quote from: BrianHG on June 05, 2020, 04:13:46 am ---For all your future projects, I wonder what actual % of that 150GB you will ever access.

I say less around 10%.

--- End quote ---
You don't have to install everything if you aren't going to use it all, or space is at premium.

Berni:
Well you do also get 10s of GB with Altera/Intel Quartus tools too.

I don't really mind it is as the big name tools ware always big on disk. But if your aim is to install it on a SSD i could see the size of it being a pain.

By the way i hear that some Xilinx tools leave behind installation logs that are a few GB is size, so you could reclaim that.

BrianHG:

--- Quote from: asmi on June 05, 2020, 04:30:36 am ---
--- Quote from: BrianHG on June 05, 2020, 04:13:46 am ---For all your future projects, I wonder what actual % of that 150GB you will ever access.

I say less around 10%.

--- End quote ---
You don't have to install everything if you aren't going to use it all, or space is at premium.

--- End quote ---
Unfortunately, except installing support for FPGAs you never expect to use, you will never know what you may end up using.
It's just such a hassle to lateron re-run the install to add a feature while in the middle of work.
This even includes support for the other FPGAs which you might have never intended to use just as your current project may expand into new territory.
Even worse, after re-running the installer may crash or go funky in the middle of changing the list of supported features corrupting your current install leaving you to restore a system backup, or re-installing the entire development studio.

I say all this since all of this has happened to me with Quartus over the past 15 years.
I just do the complete install and bite the space.  In fact, I have multiple full complete key versions installed at once and still mostly develop with an older version which has proven to be completely stable and at times faster than the latest studio.

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