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What size SSD is in your MacBook Pro?

  • 128Gb

  • 256Gb

  • 512Gb

  • 1Tb

  • 2Tb

  • 4Tb

  • 8Tb

  • 16Tb


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PROFESS0R

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Original poster
Jul 30, 2017
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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.

Joe
 

RobbieTT

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Apr 3, 2010
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826
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.
 

Howard2k

macrumors 603
Mar 10, 2016
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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.

Seconded. I use 256GB and NAS.
 

Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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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)
 

Thysanoptera

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Jun 12, 2018
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Pittsburgh, PA
Reasoning: I can get 1TB nVME/TB3 external which has the same 2,5gb/s speed
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.
 

puma1552

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Nov 20, 2008
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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.
 

Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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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.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/JEY...VME-TO-TYPE-C-aluminium-TYPE/32952100894.html
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.
 
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Ploki

macrumors 601
Jan 21, 2008
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Thanks! I'm getting this also, looks sweet. I have already 2TB NVMe stick to use in it. I didn't know somebody finally started to make such enclosures.
seems like only the chinese are selling them, everything in europe seems to be loaded with drives.
 

VMMan

macrumors 6502a
Mar 29, 2009
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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.
 

Mr. Dee

macrumors 603
Dec 4, 2003
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Jamaica
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.
 

boast

macrumors 65816
Nov 12, 2007
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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.
 
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