What size hard drive do I need?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Sierra409, May 8, 2011.

  1. Sierra409 macrumors newbie

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    Since my MacBook Pro has liquid damage I am just going to purchase a ne Mac. I think I am ready to make the switch to an iMac, though it will be a transition not having a laptop.

    I am on a budget so how large of a hard drive do I really need?

    I am a typical user I suppose. Since I am not in school anymore my activity of projects etc have decreased.
    I do plan on doing more with photography soon.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    How much are you using at the moment? You can always add external storage so I would just go with the smallest HD and save the extra $.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    The stock drive is more than enough for 95% of users, which you are one of.

    Adding more storage is cheap, $60 for 1TB, $100 for 2TB.
     
  4. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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    Stick the stock hdd and buy an external for backup?
     
  5. gtsgts macrumors newbie

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    I just got 1tb. Gonna get a 3tb external hard drive from western digital, or seagate.
     

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