Is it worth the extra 200usd for 256gb more storage and 0.2ghz processing power?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Samtb, Jun 30, 2015.


256 or 512?

  1. 256gb

    3 vote(s)
  2. 512gb

    8 vote(s)
  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    I currently use 240gb on my desktop. I think most of it is old apps I no longer use as my media only takes up 20gb.
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Doesn't sound like it, but only you can decide how much space you need and are likely to need in the future. The performance bump is negligible.
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Well, it's worth it considering how expensive PCIe SSDs are (especially the SM951-based SSD used in the rMBP, especially).

    The 0.2GHz is negligible, but the additional M370X can really give extra power in professional tasks that heavily use OpenCL.
  4. Dead0k macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    I used to use 320 GB for 3 years and it was quite enough.. but last year my data exceeded this limit.. so yeah.. more storage is better for future apps and updates and OS updates

    plus reserve 10% of SSD size for empty space
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you think you'll barely use the 256GB SSD why would you want to upgrade to a 512?

    If you think you'll want to keep those old apps and/or your usage patterns will be such that you may want in excess of 256GB then yes, it makes sense to upgrade but as mentioned only you can decide if its worth it
  6. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I see no need for you to have 512GB, if you are barely using up 256GB. Lol.
  7. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2015
    The larger capacity drives are also faster. I regret getting a 256.

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