What do you do for that little bit extra GB

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by aircanman, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Beanoir

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    BTMM - I have access to 2 TB wherever I am, whenever I want..
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I meant locally, not wirelessly.

    Sometimes there is no wireless signal...
     
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    mmomega

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    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.
     

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  5. simsaladimbamba

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    The Nifty Drive, although a Kickstarter project, has such a product.

    Btw, "memory" is not the same as "hard drive / storage capacity":
    The above links also apply to SSDs.

    As for storage expansion, OWC offers up to 480 GB for 2012 MBAs.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Beanoir

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    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.
     
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    JPamplin

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    as far as saving space...

    Delete extra voices and use MonoLingual for languages, keyboards, etc.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    I keep a 1 TB USB 3 Western Digital Passport around. It is reasonaly light, fast enough and provides the space needed. In short: I´d buy it again.
     

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