Smart or dumb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rinseout, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. rinseout macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2004
    Am thinking about the $300 they want for the 256GB SSD, and I'm thinking it's better to buy a time capsule, and set it up for use as a file server and exposing it to the internet. Smart or dumb?

    Usually I like to max out the disks, but we're talking about a 25% premium on the cost of the machine to double the disk space.
  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I don't think you understand the advantages of fast, internal, portable storage.
  3. scarred macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    My budget was 1500... so I stuck with the 128. I sort of wish I had the 256, but am doing fine without. I have a tonne of storage on my NAS, but it just isn't the same.

    I would choose 256 over a time capsule.
  4. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    I don't think it's either smart or dumb, it all has to do with your expected uses and subjective evaluation of the pros and cons of each setup.

    If you have a whole bunch of stuff, but don't need instant access to it always and everywhere, then the time capsule setup isn't a bad idea.

    Is the extra $300 for the extra 128 gigs a bit pricey? Perhaps. Then again, I see 128 gig ssd's being sold on new egg for not too much less. 240 or 256 gig ssd drives cost more than that.

    If you've been in the mac ecosystem for a while, you'll have to accept that apple will attempt to squeeze money out of you anyway it can. All companies do, I just think apple's a bit better at it.:eek: What apple used to charge for ram upgrades not too long ago could just about be legally considered rape.:eek:
  5. daleski75 macrumors 68000


    Dec 10, 2008
    Northampton, UK
    Keep your important must have stuff on your SSD and the not so important infrequently used stuff on your time capsule.

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