External hard drive or SSD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aigoya, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. aigoya macrumors member

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    Hello

    My new 13" is finally up and running. Now I've been looking at both external hdds and ssds.

    Option 1: Buy external hd, use that for backup
    Option 2: Buy ssd, use the stock mac hdd for backup

    Which would you guys get?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Depends on your budget and needs. If you can afford the SSD you need (+100GB), sure, go for it but that will set you back ~300$ at least, even more if you need +200GB.
     
  3. aigoya thread starter macrumors member

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    I personally dont use up a lot of space. I think any computer 150gb is plenty enough for me.

    This is mostly to have some sort of external hard drive available so I can use time machine in case anything goes wrong.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Do you need the SSD? If not, you get the idea...
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Well, 160GB SSD is already 450$... Just get a hard drive unless you can afford a big SSD
     
  6. aigoya thread starter macrumors member

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    right on~

    Will probably pick up a 320 2.5" hdd.

    Is building my own worth saving a few bucks over ordering a pre-assembled one?
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Pre-assembled ones are okay. Nowadays building your own may be even more expensive
     

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