managing storage on new macbook pros

scott7saunders

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Mar 2, 2015
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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
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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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 ?
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
 

scott7saunders

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Mar 2, 2015
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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) :)
 

scott7saunders

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Mar 2, 2015
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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.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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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.
Yep. I made the switch about 7 years ago and haven't missed Windows at all!
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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Add an sd card

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
You can add an sd card with something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-JetDrive-Expansion-13-Inch-TS128GJDL330/dp/B00MTHLURE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1425376043&sr=8-4&keywords=nifty+mini+drive

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

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I'd recommend a portable external drive and use that store some of your larger files/folders such as iTunes.