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aircanman
Aug 9, 2012, 06:15 PM
Wondering what some of you do to get the little bit extra GB when you are using the MBA.

I specced mine with 256GB and glad I did, the memory gets eaten up quickly, but I have thought in the future when I need some more, I will probably be using a Sandisk Cruzer Fit 32GB, because it fits nicely and does not stick out too far (if only they made a mac specific one)

Does anyone use anything else? Or is there something with more memory.



Beanoir
Aug 9, 2012, 06:18 PM
Wondering what some of you do to get the little bit extra GB when you are using the MBA.

I specced mine with 256GB and glad I did, the memory gets eaten up quickly, but I have thought in the future when I need some more, I will probably be using a Sandisk Cruzer Fit 32GB, because it fits nicely and does not stick out too far (if only they made a mac specific one)

Does anyone use anything else? Or is there something with more memory.


BTMM - I have access to 2 TB wherever I am, whenever I want..

aircanman
Aug 9, 2012, 06:20 PM
BTMM - I have access to 2 TB wherever I am, whenever I want..

I meant locally, not wirelessly.

Sometimes there is no wireless signal...

mmomega
Aug 9, 2012, 06:25 PM
I keep this with my Air all the time.

USB 3 Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB.
It gets around 116MB/s writes and 230MB/s reads, I have seen it peak around 145MB/s writes.
Patriot also makes a 128GB model.

simsaladimbamba
Aug 9, 2012, 06:27 PM
Wondering what some of you do to get the little bit extra GB when you are using the MBA.

I specced mine with 256GB and glad I did, the memory gets eaten up quickly, but I have thought in the future when I need some more, I will probably be using a Sandisk Cruzer Fit 32GB, because it fits nicely and does not stick out too far (if only they made a mac specific one)

Does anyone use anything else? Or is there something with more memory.
The Nifty Drive (http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Nifty-MiniDrive-More-Space-Pretty-Package), although a Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1342319572/the-nifty-minidrive) project, has such a product.

Btw, "memory" is not the same as "hard drive / storage capacity":

Computer Storage: Ram vs. Hard Drive Space (http://www.thecomputerwizard.biz/memoryarticle.htm)
RAM vs. Hard Disk (http://www.mactalk.com.au/content/ram-vs-hard-drive-1069/)

The above links also apply to SSDs.

As for storage expansion, OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Air_2012) offers up to 480 GB for 2012 MBAs.

plucky duck
Aug 9, 2012, 06:27 PM
In another thread, someone pointed me on how to remove languages that are not local to me and printer drivers. By doing a clean install and opting out of iLife that can help save space as well. Coming from Windows I don't know how I never thought about options when installing OSX and how one can opt out of extra options/apps. But yeah, doing those things can help you recover quite a bit of storage. Updating to ML alone saved me 4GB, removing language packs an additional 1.8GB. Removing hibernation can recover 2-4GB as well.

Beanoir
Aug 9, 2012, 06:28 PM
I meant locally, not wirelessly.

Sometimes there is no wireless signal...

Sorry, you did ask if people did anything else.

I'm always connected with 3G and an unlimited data plan on the iPhone, so it's no bind at all. I don't even notice its not local space to be honest. Its like having your own personal cloud.

Its the future.

JPamplin
Aug 9, 2012, 10:17 PM
Delete extra voices and use MonoLingual for languages, keyboards, etc.

aircanman
Aug 10, 2012, 05:18 AM
Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I could have been, I mean using external devices to provide extra HDD storage. Like the Sandisk Cruzer Fit I mentioned in the OP, this is a great way to add 32GB with very little sticking out of the computer.

quasibinaer
Aug 10, 2012, 05:48 AM
I keep a 1 TB USB 3 Western Digital Passport (http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=430) around. It is reasonaly light, fast enough and provides the space needed. In short: IŽd buy it again.