SSD? Downgrade on space?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Afbar1114, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Afbar1114 macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking into getting a SSD but i am unsure if I want the same space as my 500GB hard drive. I am currently using only 35GB of space. I am thinking about only getting the 25GB instead of the 512GB and save about $200. I do have an external 1TB hard drive attached to my AEB to use as "cloud" when i am away from home. anyone skip on the same size or did they step down to the 256GB SSD insted? I also have a 16GB Flash drive and an iPad if that matters.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Do you mean 256GB?

    You could swap out the optical drive and use two HDDs to keep the space. But what it sounds like if you are only using 35GB right now out of 500, 256GB should be good for a while in your situation.
     
  3. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    Most people get a smaller SSD than their previous HDD was. Right now it's mostly an issue of price. If you're only using 35GB, think about your current and future needs. A 256GB SSD would leave you with a lot of free space; you might even be able to go with a 128GB SSD, depending on what you think you'll need in the future.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    If you are only using 35GB right now, you could probably even get away with a 128GB SSD, especially if you have a network drive.

    256GB would be plenty.
     
  5. Afbar1114 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If i use half will it slow down like a HDD does?
     

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