512 GB - is it enough?

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  1. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I originally went from a MBA to a MBP so I could have a 1TB hard drive. (It seemed a good reason at the time.) Now I'm wondering if I really need that or if it's time to return to the Air, or even the new MacBook.

    I keep all my documents and photos in Dropbox, but want them available easily on my Mac. Syncing all Dropbox folders almost defeats the point of keeping my documents in a cloud drive, since they're then on my hard drive as well.

    I could migrate (back) to Google Drive, but worry that will wind up with the same issue, and Office 365 doesn't even offer a drive option for OS X.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on your space needs, my friend. Remember, you don't want to fill your hard drive near capacity or you'll have very slow read/write speeds.

    I can't even fill up a 256GB drive so it all depends on your needs.
     
  3. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Only you know how many files you have. How much of your 1TB storage do you use today?
     
  4. troubleonline macrumors 6502a

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    How much of your 1TB are you currently using?
     
  5. Zodiac.mj macrumors member

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    I have 1TB SSD on 15" rMBP and using it for 10 months, I couldnt fill more than 500GB, incluing:
    1. Dropbox with work stuff, 120GB
    2. Google Drive with work stuff, 80GB
    3. System + personal files, around 100GB
    4. All Blizzard games available for Mac :) around 100GB
    5. System and program files, few movies and music, but when I switched to Spotify I dont buy / download songs in iTunes any more.

    My new rMB will be enough, excluding Blizzard games :)
     
  6. macapple9 macrumors newbie

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    the more the better. having more space could never hurt. and once you update your system new versions of files are always bigger than what they were before. what you have sounds good.
     
  7. troubleonline macrumors 6502a

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    This explains the issues an currently having with my 2009 unibody MacBook. I bet when I clear everything off (to sell and replace with rMB) it goes like a dream!!
     
  8. AlliFlowers thread starter Contributor

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    I'm using almost 700GB now. But much of that is probably Dropbox files that are sync'd. And photos.
     
  9. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    I would have bought 2 TB if it was available, maybe even more.
     
  10. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is only true with SSD which I don't think the unibody mac had. I'm not sure if this is true with spinning drives.
     
  11. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    Also true for spinning drives
     

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