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    Default New MacBook Pro harddrive

    My old pro had a 750G hard drive. Why the hell did Apple go to a SSD hardrive? 128G or 250G is nothing for a laptop. Yea u can use an external drive but what's the point? More stuff to hook up
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    Can you not remove the SSD drive and install your old 750 GB hard drive in its place? 128 GB and 256 GB of storage space is more than enough for a good deal of people. Of course, there are always exceptions, but thankfully, users are able to purchase external products to supplement what they are lacking. That's the point of using an external hard drive. Yes, it "more stuff to hook up", but then again, how many items do people have hooked up to their TVs? Do we not hook up a charging cable to charge our devices? Do we not hook up a pair of earphones to listen to our music privately, except when we use Bluetooth?
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    No because it's too thin to fit a normal hard drive.
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    Default Re: New MacBook Pro harddrive

    A SSD makes your laptop a lot faster. The harddrive is the slowest part in a computer. The computer's speed is based on the slowest hardware part. So if you replace a normal harddrive with a SSD your computer will be as fast as that SSD which means you can boot faster, run programs faster etc. The reason the capacity is not that much is because the SSD drives are a lot more expensive.
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    You can get up to 512gb if you want, but not any normal hard drive will fit if you wanted to swap it so that's a no-go.

    Like @dionhan said, an SSD makes a major difference in the speed of the computer, even above what a processor upgrade will do. SSD is the future HDD is the past.
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    It's funny. I am totally the opposite. I wonder why I would ever want more than a 128 SSD storage. I lice in a web app for work, have Apple Music, use iCloud. The only time I got into trouble with storage is when I had multiple accounts of my MacBook Air and boot camp windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angusmatheson View Post
    It's funny. I am totally the opposite. I wonder why I would ever want more than a 128 SSD storage. I lice in a web app for work, have Apple Music, use iCloud. The only time I got into trouble with storage is when I had multiple accounts of my MacBook Air and boot camp windows.
    The 256gb SSD are faster, and if you use larger programs (MS Office, Adobe CC, etc.) the 256 is a must. Not everyone needs the storage, but the speed is good
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    Default Re: New MacBook Pro harddrive

    I have to back up what most others are saying on this thread. There are so many online solutions to storage that the speed of the SSD far outweighs the detriment of some storage space when you can store your music and photos online... I can see your frustration, but I believe for most consumers the options available will be more than adequate.
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    That because apple wants to make this Mac Book faster than previous Mac Books.If you install some heavy softwares 256 GB is the the best one.
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    Default Re: New MacBook Pro harddrive

    You can get up to 1TB SSD in the 13" model, and 2TB in the 15" model, if you're willing to spend the extra money.

    I'm going to upgrade from the base SSD and get 512GB. That should be more than enough for what I need to carry around. Beyond that, we can get 200GB of iCloud storage for $2.99/mo, 1TB for $9.99/mo, or even 2TB for $19.99/mo. And there are other cloud storage providers out there who provide lots of storage for similar prices, or less.

    I figure that 512GB is plenty of space for what I need to always have with me, and the cloud storage is something that is always available (when online), to save less frequently accessed files.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyl26 View Post
    My old pro had a 750G hard drive. Why the hell did Apple go to a SSD hardrive? 128G or 250G is nothing for a laptop. Yea u can use an external drive but what's the point? More stuff to hook up
    Apple simply chose speed over capacity.
    A regular 5400 tmp Hard drive can get up to 100mb/s (read).
    Wheras a SSD SATA III can go up to 550mb/s (Read)
    and a PCIe based Flash storage can go up to 3GB/s (read)

    This ultimately makes the computer run much much quicker. I also log having the storage space but until SSD and PCIe Flash becomes cheaper. We will have to be OK with 256 GB
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    My 2011 Macbook Pro's load speeds was practically night and day when I swapped out the stock 750 GB HD for a 512 GB SSD. With 2/3rds of the current drive filled, if I do upgrade for a newer MBP, I have to at the very least get 512 GB or higher. As for cloud services, I do use a couple of them (Google Drive and OneDrive), as well as Time Machine to backup what I have onboard.
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    I think that is why they offer up to 2TB options now. The SSD being soldered to the system board allows for superior performance. Additional space can be added via external solutions.
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    Default Re: New MacBook Pro harddrive

    The SSD drive is much faster than a regular drive I would never go back to a regular drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by o4liberty View Post
    The SSD drive is much faster than a regular drive I would never go back to a regular drive.
    Tell me about it. It's a very good upgrade for anyone on a traditional HDD.

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