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

Sid-R

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

Any of u in the same boat? Share thoughts
 

rygamble

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Feb 1, 2012
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$300 for 128GB or $100 for 1TB USB3 external?

Any of u in the same boat? Share thoughts
I've just ordered parts for a home server, so for just some music storage and maybe a couple movies, 128gb should be fine.
 

Sid-R

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

angemon89

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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.
 

imjoee

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

KittyKatta

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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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