256 SSD + 6tb NAS vs 512 SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PhoenixMac, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    So I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a retina MBP and have been mulling over the specs and decided that the 2.3 would be sufficient enough for my needs and have been looking at the SSD upgrade next.

    If I go with the 256 I could pick up a synology plus 2 3TB drives which would cost slightly more than the upgrade between the 256 to the 512.

    Does this sound like a feasible solution? Would I be sacrificing more resell value when I look to upgrade later in the future.

    Quick run down of my uses:

    University Uses, word, excel, Bootcamp/VM for ArcGis
    Bootcamp for Steam(civ 5, counter strike)
    Lightroom and photoshop

    I plan on ripping all of my CDs and movies later for use with a jail broken atv for xmbc.
    And would like a backup solution for all of my family photos movies.

    I currently have an iMac and possibly plan on selling it and picking up a TBD and a MBA for the wife.

    Mostly wanted to write down my thoughts because it helps me decide and looking for any advice you guys might have.
  2. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    Keep only what apps/files you need on the SSD and shove everything into the NAS. I don't see why that can't work.

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