Did anyone else buy the iPad Pro just because of this ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by max2, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    The 512 GB of storage ?

    Hoping the next one has 1 TB.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I can't imagine needing 1TB on an iPad
    I don't even come close to using the 1TB on my MBP

    I understand everyone's situation is different (amount of music, pictures, videos, etc)
    It would just be total overkill for me
    But so would the 512GB
  3. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    no. when i want that much portable storage i buy a usb drive, not a tablet.;)
  4. max2, Mar 17, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018

    max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Why ?

    Why not have lots of movies and tv shows on the go ? Without having to bring a usb drive too with you everywhere ?
  5. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    because Apple charges an obscene up charge for that storage capacity. on my 128GB 12.9 ipad pro, i have lots of movies and 10,000+ of tracks of music with plenty of room left. when i travel, i take my RavPower FileHub+128GB microSD cards + usb thumb drives for additional media. For less than half of what Apple charges to go to 512GB i was able to buy the Filehub and TB’s-worth of storage that is usable not only with the ipad but with the rest of my dervices.
  6. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Which one do you have in mind? All of them I see are $400. :(
  7. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Maybe if you have a ton of files in Dropbox and had synced them all to your iPad.

    My next iPad will have 256 gb storage, but only because 64 gb no longer suffices.
  8. strawberryshortcake macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2017
    Bay Area, California
    To answer the original post ... I did, but 512gb is still much too small. As you near the capacity limit apparently your device also slows down. I will be waiting for a 1 tb and above capacity in the future.

    I’ll say this ... mathematically calculated, 512gb will not fit all the videos I want. I am currently re-encoding my videos to free up some space. But I am also sacraficing video quality and quantity.

    I plan to have the following TV sitcom stored on my 12.9 512gb:
    1. Big Bang Theory
    2. Friends TV sitcom
    3. Seinfeld
    4. Frasier
    5. Everybody Loves Raymond
    6. Will and Grace

    All of the above amounts to 300gb

    I also have Disney and other animations that will fill up to around 200gb.

    This leaves me with basically NO room for music.

    I’m seeing them listed for $39.99 on amazon.

  9. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Same here - FileHub + portable 4TB HDD (yes, usable anywhere) for $150.
  10. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    4TB HDD is very big and thick.
  11. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
  12. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    In my opinion, it would be more practical (financially and time-wise) to import only the media needed for the set time period.
  13. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015

    My media files are very big with 2k and 4k content so that is why I need so much space. Though I could get by with 1080p.
  14. sparksd macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2015
    Seattle WA
    Right, depends on needs. I travel for weeks at a time to areas with no Internet access and also want the additional storage for photo/video backup so external storage works better.
  15. max2 thread starter macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
  16. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    i edit a lot of vid on my ipp, so 1TB would be great
  17. DNichter macrumors 604


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    Not for me, 64GB is plenty. I use cloud storage for all my files, iCloud Music and Photo library, and Plex for all my movies from my server.
  18. spacebro macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2015
    I have not come close to using up 64gb and I have tons of apps installed and use the thing more than my MacBook. I think the only people who need more space are people who record video or download movies.
  19. SigEp265 macrumors 6502


    Dec 15, 2011
    Southern California
  20. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Not quite but almost. I was already planning on getting a Pro 12.9 so the 512GB option came as a very welcome surprise. Mind, if I hadn't already been planning on buying an iPad though, the 512GB storage would've been reason enough to upgrade for me.

    However, for month-long travel I still bring a laptop (Plex server) + 2x 4TB HDDs (mirrored) for music, videos and photo backup. I got the 512GB iPad primarily for my fave and TBR comics pile. Can't quite stream comics reliably. At least video streaming services limit quality depending on connection. Comics is all or nothing.

    I've really got ~700GB effective iPad storage though. The 256GB Pro 9.7 is dedicated to manga (5" x 7.5") and ebooks now. Comics (6.75" x 10.125") got offloaded to the 512GB Pro 12.9 and it's spacious enough that I can now store all 7 seasons of GoT and still be left with plenty of free space. Before, I didn't really store videos on my iPads as I barely have enough space for my fave/TBR comics/manga. :D
  21. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2012

    Plex is great because if you want to go offline it will encode the files for your specific device (and you can adjust size/quality). I have a 256 GB iPad but I think I could squeeze by with 32 GB if I needed to. I only got the larger size because I intend to pass this device to other family and I know those people will need a bit more storage than me.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 23, 2018 ---
    The idea of storing full quality 4K content on the iPad seems a little crazy when a smaller file size will still look just as good.
  22. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nope, I'm not seeing that as the reason why I bought the iPad Pro
  23. oldhifi macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2013
  24. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    There were a few reasons why I got my iPad Pro 10.5

    Only true successor to my old iPad Air 2

    Bigger display and new form factor

    To use with Apple Pencil and Apple keyboard

    Quad speakers

    To get 256GB of storage
  25. CrystalQuest76 Suspended

    Dec 14, 2015
    West Cost A Lot
    With the creation of professional capable video editing apps like LumaFusion I think some people will have use for high storage capacity iPads. LumaFusion edits 4k video, which can be a storage hog.

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