How would you use 1TB of storage on 13" MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HiFiGuy528, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I just installed a second hard drive in my 13" MBP. Here thread here.

    With almost 1TB of onboard storage I plan to put all my movies and music on it. Here's how I plan to use it.

    Use Handbrake to convert all my DVDs to iPhone/iPod Touch format and load them all on the MBP. It should ba about 1.5gb per movie. This will allow me to freely add movies to my iPod Touch very quickly as I please.

    Rip all my CDs to 256kb (iTunes Plus) and manage in iTunes. This will allow me to have all my music on my 160gb iPod Classic.

    How would you use 1TB on your laptop? :)
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    I'd tote my entire anime collection around with me. The only problem is that 1TB still isn't enough;)
  3. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Make a Linux partition and learn something new.
  4. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    RAID0 and use it to capture video using OnLocation. :)
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Same way you seem to be planning on using it.
  6. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    I think I am going to do this later this year. Just not sure if I should go with 2x 500gb or a 80gb intel ssd and a 500gb hard drive?
  7. drjuice macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2008
    I'd get a 1TB external and make damn sure everything is backed up, if one drive goes and that's half your media, well, I'd be pissed.
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I guess I would carry all of my movies as well.
  9. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I don't need that much on a laptop and I'd rather have my DVD drive instead of another HD.

    So I would buy an external FW800 one and store my movie/TVshows/VODs on it.
  10. joehahn macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009

    i dont see the point in having 1TB of storage for the amount of media that i need to have on me at all times. i have my entire music collection and plenty of videos on my 250GB hdd. id love to get an external hdd and load it up with all of the seasons of my favorite tv shows though.
  11. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    Most of my hard drive space is taken up by photos. I volunteer with a summer camp for kids, and one of my responsibilities is to take photos, and collect photos taken by others. Ultimately these end up on the website, on DVD slideshows, etc. There has been an exponential increase in the amount of space taken up by photos! I think I pulled in 10 gigs of pictures for this past summer alone.

    I just bought a 1 TB hard drive last week, and installed it in a D-Link DNS-323 network attached storage device. My plan is to turn it into a repository, both for all those camp photos, and for my own files including my collection of mp3's and videos. The DNS-323 can be turned into a web server and it does FTP and UPnP media sharing out of the box, so I'm looking forward to being able to access my files from anywhere!
  12. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I don't even use the 320gb in my laptop. I have too much external storage to be bothered with using all of my internal.
  13. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    Back up your HD, put on all your media (movies, photos, etc)... install some heavy apps (assuming you have the RAM for them).

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