Poll: What Size SSD Did You Choose For Your MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PROFESS0R, Dec 9, 2018.


What size SSD is in your MacBook Pro?

  1. 128Gb

  2. 256Gb

  3. 512Gb

  4. 1Tb

  5. 2Tb

  6. 4Tb

  7. 8Tb

  8. 16Tb

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. PROFESS0R macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2017
    Hi Gang,

    I am curious about the distribution of SSD sizes chosen by this community. If you have the time, please respond to this poll. I realize that the 8Tb and 16Tb SSDs do not exist on MacBook Pros yet, but I am “future proofing” this poll. :)

    I made this poll unlimited selections, so if you have multiple MacBook Pros, feel free to make multiple selections. Note that you will need to vote to see the selections.

  2. RobbieTT macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    It is a rare day that I go near 256GB and even if I do it is probably down to me being lazy. I have two 2018 MBPs both with 512GB 'just in case', plus it helps a bit with resale.

    Laptops are a poor place to store data, so beyond the OS and Apps I only need a working area. Network and internet storage does the heavy lifting when it comes to storage and backup.
  3. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    1 TB so I can have a decent sized boot camp partition.
  4. Howard2k macrumors 68020


    Mar 10, 2016
    Seconded. I use 256GB and NAS.
  5. Ploki macrumors 68040

    Jan 21, 2008
    Haven't received it yet, but I ordered a 512GB.

    Reasoning: I can get 1TB nVME/TB3 external which has the same 2,5gb/s speed and can run bootcamp (thunderbolt3 disks are able to run bootcamp as opposed to usb disks!), so no difference, except i save 200€ and can upgrade to a larger 2tb external when prices go down instead of paying apple more than 1000€ for it.

    My first 15" which i returned had 2TB. (i returned it for other reasons; it was faulty)
  6. Thysanoptera macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2018
    Pittsburgh, PA
    How big is this? Powered from usb-c port or needs external? I'm on the opposite end, have 2TB inside and I'm already short. I have SATA based 3.1 enclosure with another 2.5 inch 2TB disk but this maxes out at 450MB/s, not that it makes that much of a difference.
  7. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    I bought a 256 because it was all that was available new for 2015 models, and honestly it's more than enough - I have 162 GB free and that's only going to drop incrementally with a few songs being purchased here and there or a few photos being offloaded from my phone here and there so it's totally more than enough...that said I would've sprung for 512 if it were available, just because.
  8. Ploki macrumors 68040

    Jan 21, 2008
    it was 99$ when i ordered it dang. it's small, powered from Thunderbolt3. Another forumer tested it and he got ~2,3gb/s with it.
  9. Thysanoptera macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2018
    Pittsburgh, PA
  10. Ploki macrumors 68040

    Jan 21, 2008
    seems like only the chinese are selling them, everything in europe seems to be loaded with drives.
  11. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    I chose 1 TB which is enough for apps and some often used data but still not enough for photos and videos, which are stored in external drives.
  12. Mr. Dee macrumors 68020

    Mr. Dee

    Dec 4, 2003
    When I upgrade in the future, I am going with either 512 GB or 1 TB. My 2015 MBP, which has a 256 GB SSD I think I only have about 15 GBs remaining. Between VM's, my music and photo library and other stuff, it goes fast. Although, I am going to try an offload some more stuff to an external.
  13. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
    256GB. Apart from software and documents (that I keep synced locally), everything else is stored on my NAS. And I use AutoMounter to make it a more seamless experience.
  14. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008

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