SSD Choice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ogs, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. ogs macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Argh... so i can't find a Crucial M4 512gb anywhere in store locally. it would HAVE to be an online order...

    I've started to dig through my applications, most arent even a gig... reason is 2.66gb, native instrument things are less than a gig, logic apparently just a few gb (without audio files i suppose...), pro tools 6gb...
    something i did want to do is adobe creative cloud but i am not sure how big those programs are.

    What do you guys think, can i get away with a 256 boot/app drive? or should i online order the 512 and wait a week lol.
  2. codymac macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    Yes, a 256 is probably fine.

    I've got 256s in three machines and no space issues so far (with CS, Xcode, Logic, FCPX, Office, etc.). The worst off is my MBP, with 64gb free. 90gb of the used space is VMs though.

    Just get info on your boot drive (or where your apps are installed), estimate the growth you expect, and go from there.

    If the 512s had been cheaper at the time, I'd have gone that route.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  4. wonderspark macrumors 68040


    Feb 4, 2010
    I have the 256GB M4 as my boot drive, with installs of Adobe CS5, 5.5, FCPX, Office for Mac, Lightroom 4 and all sorts of smaller apps.

    I'm using just over 98GB, with 157GB still free.

    I could fit all my music on it, but I'd rather have a good chunk of space on my boot disk, so all my music and video files reside on a 4TB Hitachi HDD in slot 4.
  5. donw35 macrumors regular


    Jul 3, 2010
    Los Angeles
    120 GB here

    Been using a 120GB for my boot and apps drive, no issues and plenty of space
  6. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    Running Dual Intel 80GB in Raid 0 (160GB)

    Have all the big audio/video/graphics apps with all assets installed and it takes up 120GB. All that plus my user directory. 256 should be more than enough. My next SSD for the 2013 MacPro will be in that size range.

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