Best practice for living with less computer storage
January 31, 2014 8:57 AM Subscribe
I'm contemplating a new computer purchase, and one of the options I'm kicking around is a Macbook Pro Retina. Getting one of those with a big SSD is stupidly expensive. So I'm wondering what the best approach is for dealing with less storage on a laptop, and any particular tips or tricks.
posted by adamrice to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Moving my media library (almost entirely run by iTunes) to an external drive seems like the obvious thing to do, as it's a space hog and self contained, although I'm not thrilled about always leaving my music behind. My personal and work files just don't add up to enough to make a big difference (maybe 20 GB total). I've always used desktops, and most of my work will continue to be desk work, but I do work away from my desk once a week for a few hours now, and having a laptop might change how I do my desk work.
I currently have an iMac, and am using right about ½ TB; my storage needs don't grow very quickly, but they do grow. If I get an MBPr, I'd opt for ½ TB of storage (upgrading from there to 1 TB is $500).