Will You be adding much Media to your Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Scarpad, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jan 13, 2005
    Music or video? I have a maxed out model and even with the 256gb I'm hating to fill it with music, even thou I'd like to have my Library with me. I gues the option could be get a portable USB HD.
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010
    I have just purchased an external HD, a Lacie Rikiki, there I will put my photo and music library (which I dont use much because of Spotify).
    It will be intresting to see how I get by with only 64GB.
    I actually like this 11.6" MBA so much I will probably sell my iMac.
  3. macrumors G4

    Oct 14, 2005
    How much is much?! :) I'll be putting both my Aperture (66GB) and iTunes (34GB) libraries on mine, but I wouldn't consider either one of those to be especially "much".
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    Marina del Rey, CA
    Not much in the way of permanent media -- I use Plex on a Mini for a HTPC so I'll probably put Plex on and just transfer video to watch on the current trip. May put some subset of iTunes on -- depends on how I like the speakers -- or may just use what's on my iPhone and use headset or Orbit speaker.
  5. rkb
    macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    I keep my music/movies/etc on my iMac and on my iPhone 4 so I don't have much need to have it on a third device. For this very reason I choose the 11.6 64G model. It's the perfect size both physically and in terms of memory.

    I do temporarily put movies on the Air by ripping the DVDs with RipIt on the iMac, saving to a flash drive a quick transfer to the Air. After viewing I delete on the Air or both depending on how much I liked the film.

    Right now I have about 50gig of space remaining and it will only fluctuate down by 8 to 16gig and then that is a temporary situation.
  6. macrumors member


    Oct 21, 2010
    I keep all my media on an external HD, and I put about 3/4 of my music library and only my favorite movies and TV series on the MBA.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
    I plan to buy the 64GB 11", so definitely not. I will use it in conjunction with my iPhone and 500gb USB HD. I am only going to keep a select amount of media on the actual Air.

    I do plan to upgrade my flash drive when it costs less than $200 to upgrade 64GB
  8. macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2010
    I keep all my music on it, because I like listening on the fly and not have to carry an external. But I did have to delete a significant amount so that I wouldn't be left with just 20GB. :(
  9. macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    I loaded the pictures I've taken in the past year (around 50 GB) and my most often played music (around 20 GB) on my 128 GB 11" MBA. Still have a comfortable 30 GB available, and the rest of my stuff I have on an external HD. Seems to work well for me.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    Although I have close to 100 gigglebites left on the drive, I'll probably use the same playlist I have for the iPad and move those over. Most of the time I'll be streaming using homeshare. The only real time I'll me moving stuff over is when traveling, and that will be 'emergency backup, in case the ipad battery runs out.
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
  12. macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Pretty much what is on my iPad, iPhone is on my MBA. It's not a lot so everything fits nicely!
  13. macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
    Yes I am definitely adding media to my Air when I get it.
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    I have a 160 gig ipod that I keep my music and media on. It also works great for file storage with my first gen air and will continue that role with my spiffy new 11inch air.
  15. macrumors 68020


    Nov 27, 2007
    1080p mkv files are typically ~10 GB each. I'd like to be able to load out half a dozen movies for myself and kids when I go away on trips.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    i am going to get the 13" this will compliment my sony NEX-5 pics and videos transfer to sd slot :)

    otherwise no. music i have it on my iP4.

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