Is there any chance the new MBP's will have > 1Tb storage?

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  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    i mean come on, it's kind of ridiculous that you can't get 1 Tb storage on any but the top of the line MBP's in all of Apple's lineup. I'm in desperate need for 2 new machines (one pro, one not) but both need 1 Tb minimum. The age of the MBP lineup is killing me. A regular MacBook would work for my wife but she needs local storage.
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    2012 cMBP + 4 TB Samsung 850 EVO = magic
     
  3. jerryk, Jul 19, 2016
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    To answer your question. I think there is very little chance the new rMBP will have a 2 TB drive.
    With the advent of cheap cloud and external SSD storage the need to have 1 TB + drives is getting less and less.

    Is an External SSD an option?
     
  4. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    Knowing Apple, they may start out at 500GB this time around and the top of the line will have the 1TB.

    I would have bought the 1TB if Apple had offered it as stock in the top model in 2015. I don't use the cloud for storage and never will.
     
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    Given the high price Apple is charging for 1TB SSDs, and the desire to make these extremely thin (so no hard drives), I'd say no.
     
  6. antonis macrumors 68000

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    You can always connect a TB drive with SSD in.
     
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  8. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Haha. Ya right.

    This is Apple we are talking about. It will attempt to squeeze every penny out of you.
     
  9. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    The drive alone would be worth more than the computer. :p
     
  10. Totally Bored macrumors member

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    You can get 1TB SSD on a MBP from Apple. You just have to pay for it.

    Am I missing something here ?
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    yes. You cannot get 1 TB drive for the 13" MBP. Plus the OP was also looking for drives in excess of 1 TB
     
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    You cannot for the mid level model.
     
  14. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not really. I'm buying a MBP because I want portability. Lugging around an external HD for my data just seems silly.
     
  15. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I haven't even suggested swapping out the optical drive for a 2nd Samsung 850 EVO 4TB yet. :D
     
  16. MareLuce macrumors 6502

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    Clunky.

    Between music, pictures, and work stuff, I need 2 TB also.

    I don't want (pictures) or can't put (security guidelines) most of it in the cloud. In many hotels, streaming music from the cloud sounds like crap. Constant drop outs.

    I don't want to have to rely upon an external drive, no matter how beautiful or small.
    I want all my stuff in my laptop.
     
  17. antonis macrumors 68000

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    I see where you're standing. I'm not a huge fan of external storages myself, but - at least - TB makes this as less painful as possible. I also have an MBP and since I need plenty of small VMs available I use an external TB SSD. It really works great. Of course, I'd trade it any day with a big internal SSD, but...oh well.
     

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