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enthawizeguy

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I can't decide between 2tb and 4tb on the MacBook 16. I think I should be fine with 2. Right now I am on a 2016 mbp with 1tb and I have 160gb left but I basically dont have anything stored on my computer except photo files. I would love to have the extra space and not worry. I also have 2tb of cloud space from 3 different services. Can anyone think of reason for me to get the 4 over the two? Maybe I will need more space as the megapixel size of cameras goes up but thats all I can think of.
 

Phil77354

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If the question is 'can anyone think of a reason', then of course we can come up with reasons even without knowing much about how you will use Apple's top-of-the-line MacBook beyond what you've said in your post.

I think that 2TB is already a lot of storage. I also think that more is always better, if you can afford it. How long do you expect to continue to use this new laptop? If you buy a new laptop every 3-4 years, it's likely that 2 TB will be fine.

On the other hand, if you are planning to max it out with all the RAM you can get and so forth, then I would go for the larger hard drive as well. If I was planning to buy a new laptop with those other specs then I would go all the way.
 

recoil80

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Stick with 2TB and upgrade something else instead. You can always connect external storage, but you can't upgrade RAM, CPU and GPU once you buy the laptop.
 
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MrGimper

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Stick to 2TB, you can add more storage externally. Get the 2.3 over the 2.4 as the difference is negligible, spend your saved money on the 8GB GPU and as much RAM as you can afford based on usage requirement.
 

MrGimper

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Oh, and buy from Apple Refurb.... For comparison, over here in the UK you can save £360 on the base i7, and £420 on the base i9
 

enthawizeguy

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Ya I am getting the 64gb ram and 8gb video card but I can’t help think that with raw files increasing 4 tb might be benificial. Does anyone know what ssd are used for 2 and 4 In the MacBooks
 

MrGimper

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Ya I am getting the 64gb ram and 8gb video card but I can’t help think that with raw files increasing 4 tb might be benificial. Does anyone know what ssd are used for 2 and 4 In the MacBooks

The chips are soldered onto the logic board, there is no "drive"
 
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