managing storage on new macbook pros

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  1. scott7saunders macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I an new to all this and have purchased a first macbook pro with retina today of which i love to bits - however, whats the best way of managing the storage space as the machine I have comes with 128SSD.

    Obviously installing programs, using photos and music etc is going to cause this space to go very quickly - how do other users deal with this limited space ?

    Thanks

    Scott
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Keep apps and critical user files on the internal drive and use external drives for additional user files, including photos, videos, music, etc.

    Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
     
  3. scott7saunders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks - I know its probably sounded obvious however I am a long term windows user who finally saw sense (and got a bonus at work) :)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Welcome to the "dark side"! :)
     
  5. scott7saunders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dark side ? hahaha

    Honestly, I love this little mac- its only the 13 inch one however the quality of the machine, OSx and the screen is just mental!

    I did have a rather snazzy Windows machine (2 months old) however had enough of the blue screen of crap and pap battery life so am selling it.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep. I made the switch about 7 years ago and haven't missed Windows at all!
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Add an sd card

    You can add an sd card with something like this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Jet...d=1425376043&sr=8-4&keywords=nifty+mini+drive

    Use it for media files and you'll be golden....
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd recommend a portable external drive and use that store some of your larger files/folders such as iTunes.
     

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