80GB vs 100GB - Where does all the space go?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by w8ing4intelmacs, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    Serious video editing requires a lot more than 100GB, so I use an external drive for all my editing (300GB in a FW/USB combo enclosure).

    Music takes up space, but I only have 4-6GB of music

    Photos take up space, but my 13000+ photo library only takes up 12GB.

    Admittedly, I'm picky as to which apps I have installed, but my Applications folder only has 10GB used.

    I consider myself a serious computer nerd, but I don't see how 100GB really is that much more helpful than 80GB. For $100, you can get a 160GB external drive (or even a 60GB pocket drive).
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Peyton macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, isn't that a law or something "you'll always expand to fit the space available" I might be out of my mind officially tho.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    A gaseous law maybe? :cool:
     
  5. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Glad I didn't buy those size 60 jeans.:eek:
     
  6. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Yes, the renowned ancient Roman scientist Gaseous Flatulate came up with that law.

    You and me both. :D
    *asks the nice man to loosen straight jacket or press ""submit" for me*
     
  7. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    i always opt for the biggest available hd size, as i always find a way to use it all. that law definately applies to me. :cool:

    i'm just wondering when i'll next run out of room. i have a total of .96TB of storage space now, but nearly two thirds of it is full and i keep chipping away at the rest.
     

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