Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macran, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. macran macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Hi I am planning to get a new RMBP 15 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. I was just wondering if i would be able to update the RAM and SSD later.Would that be possible bevcause i run a couple of VM's that might take some extra space.Is 256GB good enough to run two VM's.Please advise
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Upgrade the ram now, because you'll be unable to do so after purchase. As for the SSD size in regard go VMs, it all depends on the size of your VMs. I have a couple of VMs running (windows and Fedora) but they're pretty small. Add up the storage that you think you'll be needing now and in estimate the growth and/or needs for the future. You can then see if the 256gb will fit your needs.
  3. neilhart macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    SF Bay Area - Fremont
    I think that you can well run with 8 GB of memory. However I would recommend that you step up to the 512Gb SSD. I have my rMBP with a 512 GB and have two partitions; one for OS X and apps and the other for data and VMs. I run VMs with 100+ GB in size so disk space is used up fast.


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