80Gb HDD

theGAPkid

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Do you reckon this will be enough for me?

Im purchasing a new Macbook later this evening (finally :)) and want peoples opinions. I've never been very good when it comes to sizes and stuff.

Im thinking 80GB would be plentiful for school/uni work photos and music?

Am I wrong? what would you reocmmend?? :)
 

siurpeeman

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the good thing about the macbook is that it's ok if you get a drive that's too small. if you find yourself running out of room, you can always buy a bigger drive and swap it out yourself; it's really easy. also, prices on hard drives are always falling, and apple seems to charge a grip to upgrade in tiny increments. i think you're best off getting whatever base configuration you were planning, and upgrading later when you need it. you'll likely save money that way as well.
 
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theGAPkid

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Sep 13, 2007
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the good thing about the macbook is that it's ok if you get a drive that's too small. if you find yourself running out of room, you can always buy a bigger drive and swap it out yourself; it's really easy. also, prices on hard drives are always falling, and apple seems to charge a grip to upgrade in tiny increments. i think you're best off getting whatever base configuration you were planning, and upgrading later when you need it. you'll likely save money that way as well.
Sounds good to me :D

Like to save moeny where I can!!!!

only thing is, doesnt it void warranty by changing HD over? or is that me being stupid :p:eek::p
 
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extraextra

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Do you reckon this will be enough for me?

Im purchasing a new Macbook later this evening (finally :)) and want peoples opinions. I've never been very good when it comes to sizes and stuff.

Im thinking 80GB would be plentiful for school/uni work photos and music?

Am I wrong? what would you reocmmend?? :)
That's what I thought, but I got a 120GB HD. 9 months later, I only have 30GB left! :eek: Not sure what's taking up so much space as I don't have too many videos/movies, my iTunes is only 13GB and I haven't installed a ridiculous amount of applications. Oh well, I guess it all adds up.
 
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galstaph

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80gb should be a good start, and like others said it is easy to exchange the hard drive, so wait until it gets full and change it out, prices are always getting lower, so you'll save money this way
 
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