I'm just rather curious. I want to buy a new hard drive (larger) for my MacBook Pro...and I really don't feel like 1 TB is enough. I mean, it is, and it isn't. I want room to expand.
What's my best buying option for the maximum space I can get at this point? Does it cut off at 1 TB? And when should we see larger drives?
Answer by catchatyou · Nov 16, 2010 at 01:15 PM
I say that within the next six months manufacturers like Western Digital or Seagate are going to start offering two terabyte hard drives for laptops. It's almost certain that Apple will have 1.5 TB hard drives available for the MB and MBP within the next six months.
One terabyte is plenty of storage for a laptop. I couldn't see using all of it unless I was doing a huge amount of video editing (which I do). One terabyte is plenty, and when you're done with the space that's needed, you can store the excess files on a larger capacity external hard drive.
Answer by Snookybear · Nov 17, 2010 at 12:22 PM
I'm sure that they will have 1.5-2.0 TB drives soon. You can use a solid state thumb drive for storage and cache files. I think that 2+ TB flash drives are available on the internet from various shopping sights.
Answer by Jasoco · Nov 26, 2010 at 06:17 PM
That article linked above is from months ago and lists the drives as being available Q2 and Q3 2010. Which, if they're referring to fiscal years, both are way over. (Q4 supposedly ended in September.) When are they supposed to come out? I've tried going to Toshiba's web site but it's more confusing to navigate than most sites I've ever gone to. I heard there was also a Western Digital 1.5TB drive coming too but so far have seen neither hide nor hair of them. SSD is way too expensive and way too low capacity to use, so we stick with HDD.
I'm starting to lose faith that they'll ever come out. And 1TB just will not do.
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