$300 for 128GB or $100 for 1TB USB3 external?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Sid-R, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Sid-R macrumors member

    Sid-R

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    $300 for 128GB or $100 for 1TB USB3 external?

    Any of u in the same boat? Share thoughts
     
  2. rygamble macrumors regular

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    I've just ordered parts for a home server, so for just some music storage and maybe a couple movies, 128gb should be fine.
     
  3. Sid-R thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea but will be very tight IMO and for people who want to run bootcamp even more so
     
  4. rygamble macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but I figured when if I'm buying a sub-3 lb laptop, I've got to be willing to deal with compromises.
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat but I already have the external 1TB drive. I really want the 256 because my music and photos alone are 50GB. When I add in the installation of my apps, the 128GB is pretty much gone.

    But since I can't afford the extra amount, I will have to live with the 128gb for now. I guess I can always upgrade it later.
     
  6. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Tough call. I want 256GB... but spending an EXTRA $300 seems like a lot (to me).
     
  7. imjoee macrumors 6502

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    Where do u find a 100$ 1T external HDD? I think just delete what u dont need to make room
     
  8. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    I went the 128gb + 750GB portable external last gen. granted it was only USB2 but still, I felt being cramped with the 128GB internal was manageable but annoying. And since it was only the 11" (no SD slot) then I had no expansion options So I sold it to see what this gens 13 offers.

    Now my dilemma is a 2011 13" 256GB vs a 2012 128GB (both are roughly $1100). With USB3 then I do get faster speeds and with an SD slot I can buy a it 64GB SD card but in the end I went with the 2011 model. The 2012 is nice but I'd rather have more internal space than faster external. (Or maybe a TB to uSB3 adapter will come out and solve everything)
     

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