1. EpicInUtah's Avatar
    So my 2012 model 13" 2.7 i7 w/ 1Tb HHDD and 8Gb RAM had a little accident with a leaking water bottle while traveling a couple weeks ago. Long story short, water + logic board = RIP Macbook

    Luckily I had it all backed up on my Time Capsule at home just before I left. I'm looking into getting a 2015 Certified Preowned 13" 2.7Ghz i5 w/ 128Gb SSD and 8Gb RAM to replace it.

    My concern is this: I have close to 700Gb backed up on my Time Capsule including years of photos and about 150Gb of music alone. What is the best way to manage storage and retrieving files, looking for photos, music, etc when everything is backed up on the Time Capsule? Can you just point your photo library to retrieve the photos from the Time Capsule directly? Can you do the same for your iTunes library?

    I can't imagine only have 128Gb of storage on my computer...I have more than that on my iPhone now...

    Any help or wisdom would be greatly appreciated so I can try and justify pulling the trigger on this!

    Thanks!
    11-03-2016 01:22 PM
  2. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Buy an External Hard Drive and use that for heavy data.

    Don't install applications you don't need, or plug-ins/app data you don't need within those applications. For example: Don't download 30+GB of GarageBand Loops and Instruments if you don't use GarageBand for anything but splicing up MP3s. Do you really need a 7GB Microsoft Office installation if your "Office" usage is limited to Resumes, Letters, and other simple things?

    Uninstall Removable Stock Apps you don't need: iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote are all Removeable.

    Optimize Storage for iCloud Photo Library (May have to Pay for iCloud Storage)

    Sync your Documents & Desktop to iCloud, and use Optimize Storage for that (Ditto the above)

    If your MacBook has an SD Card Slot, you can buy a UHS SDXC card and use that for document storage as well. 64-128GB SD Cards are dirt cheap these days.

    Time Capsule and Time Machine is for Backup and Restore. You cannot use it as a general repository for data. It's not like your own personal cloud storage :-P
    11-03-2016 03:30 PM
  3. Matty's Avatar
    So my 2012 model 13" 2.7 i7 w/ 1Tb HHDD and 8Gb RAM had a little accident with a leaking water bottle while traveling a couple weeks ago. Long story short, water + logic board = RIP Macbook

    Luckily I had it all backed up on my Time Capsule at home just before I left. I'm looking into getting a 2015 Certified Preowned 13" 2.7Ghz i5 w/ 128Gb SSD and 8Gb RAM to replace it.

    My concern is this: I have close to 700Gb backed up on my Time Capsule including years of photos and about 150Gb of music alone. What is the best way to manage storage and retrieving files, looking for photos, music, etc when everything is backed up on the Time Capsule? Can you just point your photo library to retrieve the photos from the Time Capsule directly? Can you do the same for your iTunes library?

    I can't imagine only have 128Gb of storage on my computer...I have more than that on my iPhone now...

    Any help or wisdom would be greatly appreciated so I can try and justify pulling the trigger on this!

    Thanks!
    As I'm sure many are saying, you will have to get a External HDD thats say 2TB in size and just back up all your import documents on there and only keep the things you use everyday on the Macbook. Sorry to hear about your RIP Macbook Pro. Especially when it had 1TB of storage.
    11-04-2016 01:58 AM

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