Buying Advice rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by harry454, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. harry454 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, I am looking at getting the 15 inch rMBP. I wanted your opinion on whether or not I should pay $600 (here in Australia) to upgrade to the 768 gb ssd, or whether I should use that to get a synology Nas DS213+ or the DS212j with 4TB of storage?

    I currently have a cMBP. Has 120 gb ssd and 1tb of storage in the optibay. I have noticed that majority of the data on the 1tb is just media (movies, tv shows and photos) I keep my music on my SSD.

    Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    I think you answered your own question in the 2nd part - if you only keep your media on the other drive, you could most certainly get by with buying an external HD and storing everything there, assuming you don't travel a lot. If you are going to be on the road for a day or two you could always copy over a few media files for the trip. Even if you do upgrade to a larger SSD instead you'll still want an external HD at home just to make frequent time machine backups.
     
  3. harry454 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it makes more sense, I don't travel a lot, here and there, and even then I doubt it fill my 512 with anything major. I suppose the NAS makes more sense, can also use it around the house with other devices.

    I already have a 2 TB Time Machine just for backups!
     
  4. zjazz macrumors 6502

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    You can always upgrade HD later if you will need extra storage, but on RMBP you won't be able to upgrade RAM later, so I would suggest instead of investing into 750GB get 500GB and spend difference on 16GB ram instead. My two cents:)
     
  5. harry454 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, I was actually already going to do the 16 GB ram, just to future proof it. As well get the 2.6 Ghz Model
     

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