Maxium Storage on a MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Haarith :), May 6, 2012.

  1. Haarith :) macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2012
    I am considering to buy a MBA but i need something with large storage for all my HD movies... What is the maxium size hardrive/ssd that i can install by myself in there?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    480 GB. Note that you can't put a standard-size hard drive into the new MBA, you have to buy the form factor sold by OWC.
  3. Haarith :) thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Might as well get a MPB with that much money!:eek:
  4. PodPacker macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2006
    Are You Traveling Forward In Time?

    Dude! Why would you want to store video on a small device? If you want to go "All Apple" then get a Time Capsule and drop all your large files on that or plug in a USB hard drive to an Airport Base Station. If you don't care, then just get a cheap WiFi router and USB HDD.
    If you want them so that you can have them on the road, then you can buy one of those WiFi HDDs from Seagate (I still don't trust Seagate) or if you are savvy, set up VNC and remotely access your home drives. That's how us people from 2012 do it.
  5. aph3x macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Reno, NV
    One option I've used to carry media with me is using large SD cards that I can put in my MBA. You can pick up a 128GB SD for $150.

    I have a NAS in my house that we store all of our movies on. I just hooked a SDCard reader to it and put the card in and then copy the movies I want and then stick it in my MBA. I've never had a problem watching movies and it doesn't affect battery life much at all.
  6. Haarith :) thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Thanks guys, iv decided not to get an air and go with a MBP just need to wait for the new one.

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