Is 256 enough???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dorsey, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Dorsey macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2012
    Just to follow on from my other thread of earlier today

    I've ordered a new MacBook Pro this morning through the Apple store.

    The guy on the phone suggested I upgraded the memory from 8 to 16GB but to leave the storage at 256 instead of going up to 512.

    It will have personal use through OS X (browsing, photo storage, light iTunes useage etc) then i'll also be dual booting with Windows 8 so I can run a few work based desktop programmes that don't support OS X as well as Skydrive & Dropbox.

    Have I been advised correctly? I can't really afford to up my budget much further than I already have. Would I have been better sticking with 8GB memory but upgrading the storage instead?

    Go easy, non-techie here!! :confused:


  2. iThink Apple macrumors 6502a

    iThink Apple

    Aug 27, 2011
    For me I bought 512GB.....I had an Air with 256GB and with all the photos and music I had it was not enough....Hope this helps.
  3. hummel003 macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
  4. hexblot macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Rule of thumb:

    * if this is your only machine, the more storage you get the better.
    * if this is just a laptop to complement your main computer, then 256 is more than enough.

    other than that, think of compromises - if you're ok with having stuff on a drive at home (eg a huge 2Tb drive with most of your photos, videos, music) then even if this will be your main computer, 256Gb is fine.

    Personally, I still do fine with having an 60Gb SDD on my first rev Air ... everything I need is accessible from my online files ( dropbox etc ) and remotely accessed from my home (tons of networked storage there).

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