storage?

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  1. petewentz macrumors newbie

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    i'm thinking of getting the rMBP 13" and i was wondering if it seems like just the flat out base model will be enough for me? pretty much the cheapest cheap. I will just be using it for twitter tumblr and maybe some light sims 4 gameplay. i'm planning on this for lasting me a while so how long do you think it will last with the low specs? and can i just use an external stroage if i need, if so what would you recommend?
     
  2. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    iPad for what you're doing?
     
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Lowest price models will do you just fine although I'd opt for 256GB as a minimum. 128GB is just downright stingy and not very practical.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have the base model and it suits me just fine. The only issue is if you can live with the storage capacity. Not an issue for me.

    Figure with the 128GB flash drive, after the OS and apps are installed you will have around 100GB left for personal data. If you can live within that, you are all set.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It depends on how much space you need. I went with the 512GB model.

    Again, this is all up to you. If you need more space now or in the future, the 128GB model may not be enough.
     
  6. petewentz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPad? i'm talking about a retina macbook pro
     
  7. petewentz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    that's why i am asking. This answer doesn't help me at all haha.
     
  8. petewentz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the help!
     
  9. petewentz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm thinking about that! but the problem is i'm trying to get it before the end of this month because i'm going out of the country and i'm not sure i'll have enough money to get the 256gb by then but if i do I definitely will
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Nobody here knows how much storage YOU need. That's something that only YOU would know.
     
  11. Ray2 macrumors 6502a

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    "I will just be using it for twitter tumblr and maybe some light sims 4 gameplay."
     
  12. petewentz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not really. if i state what i would need to use i feel like someone would be able to give me a rough estimate. i have no clue how much storage i'll need since I have never owned a laptop.
     
  13. petewentz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "i'm thinking of getting the rMBP 13""
    sims 4 gameplay on iPad? that doesn't even exist.
     
  14. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Careful with the 128 GB version.

    Your photos alone can easily run into the 20s of gigs. Music likewise. Then there's your mail; if you use GMail but read locally using Mail.app, it will download your complete mail. There's no way to just let the messages be stored only on the google servers. With multiple accounts, that can run into the 5-10 GB range.

    Then there's iPads and iPhones. Backups are made, and these are usually in the 4 GB range. A number of them are kept on disk. It of course gets worse every time you get another model.

    Apps nowadays are also in the gigabyte range. For example Pages alone is half a gig. And if you install something like Microsoft Office or Adobe software, don't be surprised when your Applications folder contains 15 gigs of apps.

    Now there's all sorts of workarounds for the above, but you simply might want to avoid the above and just get a bigger SSD.
     
  15. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    That's kind of based of your own usage isn't it? I'd reckon most people don't have over 20 GB of pictures or have 5-10 GB worth of emails (and if you do, please clean your inboxes). I'd think that if he's doing light web browsing and playing Sims 4, 128 GB should be just enough I think.
     
  16. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Very true. I'm listing a number of things I hadn't thought about when I bought my MBA with 128 GB. All these things added up. For example my ~/Library folder is 7 gigs. That's two years of accumulated cruft there. Now you could of course do some cleaning, and I have, but you might want to avoid the hassle.
     
  17. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    If you can, get the 256 GB to be really comfortable. If you can't - don't worry. 20 GB of music, 20G games, 20G movies, 20G documents'n'stuff, and you still have ~ 20 gigs left. Maybe get a cheap USB 3 HDD to store your movies and backups.
     
  18. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Oh I forgot: when you let the laptop hibernate once, it'll create an 8 GB swap file in the (invisible) /private/vm folder.
     

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