27" iMac retina basic home use 256gb ssd

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mgb1120, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. mgb1120 macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2012
    Would 256gb ssd be enough? Basic home use maybe some cs4, I spoiled myself and my wife and ordered an i7 295x, and 256gb ssd. Wasnent sure if the 256gb ssd would slow the computer down at all? Looking to keep it 5+ years, Wanted everyone opinion! Thanks!
  2. paelzersebbi, Nov 17, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014

    paelzersebbi macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2011
    Mainz, Germany
    If you have external storage (USB, Thunderbolt or NAS), 256GB is enough. If you think about running Windows side by side through Bootcamp, you should probably go 512GB.
  3. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    Well, you ordered it, so hold off on that buyers remorse. So well done on the upgrades to processor and graphics card. I wouldn't get a machine like this without those. You'll simply need to manage your hard drive space. The main thing is media will take up space: music, movies, photos. You can use one large external drive, a JetDrive, or SD cards as those get to take up lots of space. Just be organized and you'll be fine. Down the road, you should be able to pay for an SSD internal upgrade if you want.

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