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

256 or 512?

  • 256gb

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • 512gb

    Votes: 8 72.7%

  • Total voters
    11

Samtb

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Jan 6, 2013
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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.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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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.
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.
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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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.
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.
 

Dead0k

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Apr 23, 2015
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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
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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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
 

nfl46

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