Originally Posted by Mikeb85
Just curious, but why does anyone need more than 256 GB of SSD space? You can get an external drive as mass storage, leave it at home, no one needs more than 256 GB on the go... Same goes for DVD drive - how often do you really use it? I haven't used the DVD drive on my TOWER in years (I'm pretty sure it doesn't even work).
I personally disagree with some of the directions Apple is going (vendor lock-in), but the hardware on the new MacBook Pro is definitely a good direction. All flash storage, no optical drives, high-res screen - these have been on my wishlist for a long, long time. If I can get my favourite Linux distribution running properly on the retina display I'm 100% sold (right now just 90% sold)...
My breakdown is about 50gb of audio, music, podcasts, audio books.
At least 20gbs for apps.
I need to sync my idevices you know, i cannot rely on my iMac because many times I ll be on the go and I will need to take something on or off the device. Apple isn't making it easy to me to sync with more than one iTunes library. This would have been btw the real addition in ios 6 not effing Facebook, Siri and 3d maps...
A database of about 100gbs for work that I refer to in case I need to see how I approached a problem before, or show to clients( that's just 1/5 of my full db)
At least 20gb for os and apps.
My library of work related journal articles and books, at least 30gbs
I will have at least 3-4 hq movies in there at about 10gbs.
How much space do I think have left to offload a movie say I take on the idevices to the pro when on the go? How much space do I have left for pretty much anything else I d like to add in terms of music, journals, books and manuals PDFs, photos, etc. etc. Should I be offloading back and forth from an external. It's a damn pro for crying out load, people used to be able to have 1tb hard drives and were looking for the optical to go to add even more storage.
How many professional people will have much less than 100gb for their work portfolio, most will have much more, ESP. So media professionals and I am not one. I shudder to think being in the photos, music or video npbiz and having this amount of storage. I imagine raw media files in any of these can easily get you to 1tb without anything else on top.
A50 gbs for a music, audiobooks, podcasts, etc. line is also pretty normal these days.
Do you think this scenario isn't pretty modest?
Why' did people need more than 256gbs in white MacBooks circa 2007 or 2008? Every decision that apple takes has to be rationalised all the time that it's in favour of the user? how come? Ehetrnet gone have a dongle, storage not up to 2012 levels for most pros get an external, floppy not there (agreed with that, I wanted it to go to) get an external one.l.
This is clearly a desicion motivated by the fact that apple have huge margins on flash and they want to tightly control storage on the iPods, sorry MacBook pros. The drive isn't there because that would give people an alternative that wouldn't have them pay even more to apple at 50% margins. And you know what? Apple make some pretty good devices, but that's about it, maybe they should get along Witt the times at of everyone else in the biz has razor thin margins they shouldn't be expected to have 40 and 50% ones.
To me this MacBook pro is alone step forward, and one step back. It's one step back because apple expect people to be able to afford close to $4000 to get to a storage level at 756gbs that is what most pros in 2012 will find comfortable for their needs. And if not to go with external drives plus all sorts of really expensive dongles for Ethernet and/or FireWire to thunderbolt. By the time you buy these dongles, AppleCare (anyone want to do without what with the soldered ram?) and max memory and storage you are up to an inordinate amount of money....