To 256GB and 512GB Retina MBP Buyers - Which One You Buy?

Which Retina MBP You Buy: 256GB or 512GB?

  • I'm going with 256GB, it's not enough but hey 2199$ is the limit for me!

    Votes: 73 50.3%
  • 512GB - it's indeed expensive, but a must-have for me.

    Votes: 72 49.7%

  • Total voters
    145

macNewbie02

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Original poster
Mar 4, 2012
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Hey,

just curious which one you chose there. I myself will go with the base model 256GB, though I would have preferred 512GB for the long run.

Enjoy!
 

mohsy90

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Feb 4, 2011
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Seeing it's upgradeable. I would hold out until OWC has it available and you can just buy it from them for cheaper. It all depends on how much space you need.

For some 256gb is more than enough with an external HD. Some may need the 512 or even the 756gb SSD.
 
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mohsy90

macrumors 65816
Feb 4, 2011
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OWC opened up the new MBA and noticed that the SSD connector is changed and is identical to the new retina. They've stated that their development team is going to get right on it so they can bring upgrade options to us.

Only question is, how long will they take???
 
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fancymichael

macrumors newbie
Jun 12, 2012
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512GB. I'm a Graphic Design student and .psd files are huge a lot of times. I already have well over 230GB of files I'd like to have on my new MBP.
 
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Ljohnson72

macrumors 6502a
Dec 21, 2008
733
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Denver, Co
Seeing it's upgradeable. I would hold out until OWC has it available and you can just buy it from them for cheaper. It all depends on how much space you need.

For some 256gb is more than enough with an external HD. Some may need the 512 or even the 756gb SSD.
I'm not sure if an aftermarket solution would be cheaper. The OWC 480GB (not even 512GB) blade SSDs for the Macbook Air (similar in type to the new MBP), $759 or $795 depending on the model. The 512GB model MBP is $600 more and includes a faster processor as well.
 
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JohnDoe98

macrumors 68020
May 1, 2009
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Stupid biased poll. Where is the 256gbs is plenty for me option? We are in the age of cloud computing and with external backup/media drives, there is simply no need for more than 256gb internal flash memory.
 
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calderone

macrumors 68040
Aug 28, 2009
3,679
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Seattle
Because these are the two options most will go for, and I wanted to keep it short and simple.
Yeah, one more option would make the poll much longer and much more complicated.

If anything your silly additions to the options (as noted above) make this poll worthless.
 
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mgsarch

macrumors regular
Jan 19, 2008
155
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there are 3 options, why not let the poll be useful for people considering all 3....

Because these are the two options most will go for, and I wanted to keep it short and simple.
Let me rewrite the poll for you:

[ ] 256gb
[x] 512gb
[ ] 768gb
 
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Pompiliu

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Apr 22, 2012
544
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I got the 512GB model.
I'm a photographer and i take my MBP with me on the field.
I work with large photos (20MB+) and video files (10 minutes of video ~ 6gigs) and i don't wanna carry an external hard drive. :)
 
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mohsy90

macrumors 65816
Feb 4, 2011
1,332
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I'm not sure if an aftermarket solution would be cheaper. The OWC 480GB (not even 512GB) blade SSDs for the Macbook Air (similar in type to the new MBP), $759 or $795 depending on the model. The 512GB model MBP is $600 more and includes a faster processor as well.
Yeah, after taking a second look...your right. OWC needs to get their price down a bit if they really expect people to purchase those upgrades. So i guess the $600 would be well worth it.
 
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that1guyy

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Nov 11, 2011
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I'm going for the 512. But for you "film majors" if you actually manage to make some movies and are doing this constantly, that storage will not last you.

Storing your footage on your regular drive is stupid anyways. If you know what you're doing, you'd probably have dozens of external RAID drives, terabytes and terabytes worth. Filmmaking is not a cheap hobby.
 
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mrsir2009

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Sep 17, 2009
7,505
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Melbourne, Australia
That poll is screwed up. Where's the 786GB option? Why do you attach "it's not enough" to the 256GB option? Who says it's not enough for some, no, many people?
 
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iDabble

macrumors regular
Jun 24, 2010
191
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Poll could have been done better...

256 because I'll have a 2tb drive hooked up to the TBD at home where it'll spend most of its time.

When I'm actually on the go 256 is all I need.
 
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leenak

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Mar 10, 2011
2,412
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Although I could've ordered 768, 512 will be sufficient for me. I'll probably also be running Windows at some point so 256 wouldn't be enough for me.
 
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