Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by symple84, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. symple84 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2009
    How can I use a 128GB SSD drive for applications and an external harddrive for files such as pictures, music, etc. I will have CS4, iLife, Office, and VMware apps. Will a 128 drive be enough on a new MBP 13"?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You use it just like you would a normal hard drive. It will be noticeably faster than a standard platter-based hard drive. Nobody can tell you if 128 GB will be "enough" for you- that's for you to decide whether or not you can justify the extra cost of a larger SSD.
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    SSD = waste of money. Unless you're willing to spend hundreds for less space, go ahead. Why spend more money and hinder yourself with capacity constraints? If your current HD is 120GBs and you still have room, then yea you have enough space.
  4. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    As long as someone has the money, I'd recommend an SSD. But SSD prices should be falling again by the end of the summer, so I'd wait until at least late July/August to purchase one. I'm sure the Intel X-25 M 80GB will be under $300 by September.
  5. Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Agreed, that sounds about right. The same thing happened a few years ago when memory sticks first appeared; in the early days, they were fantastically expensive and outrageously cool. However, prices have dropped and capacities increased since then.

    Cheers and good luck

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