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Old 04-27-2013, 05:10 PM
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512GB is far from min standard for SSDs...

I'd say 128GB is probably the standard, with (too-expensive) upgrade to 256GB.

I have a 128GB MBA with a 20GB Win 7 partition, Office 2011, several Blizzard games (Diablo, WoW - not tiny games), and some movies/music. I'm not swimming in free space, but I'm certainly not in a crunch, either.
Yeah. I have a HD for data, but my home desktop has 120 or 128 SSD for the OS and programs. I've loaded Windows 7, MS Office with absolutely everything, Adobe Light room and a few miscellaneous small programs. I've used around 60-70% of the drive.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:26 AM
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Here's a sample of memory (for hard drive, solid state drive etc.) requirements for some of the common softwares:

OSX Mountain Lion: 8GB
Apple applications: iMovie, iPhoto are 1.5GB each, others vary ... total may need 8GB
Windows 8: 20GB (partition needs more than that)
MS Office: 3GB
Call of Duty Black Ops 2: 10GB

Photos, videos, musics etc. eat up memory quickly ... I found 64GB to be minimal for a normal life.

128GB is okay but maybe tight ... 256GB is better ... 512GB is abundant. When you buy a new computer, you want to do things, but the newer softwares are taking up more and more space.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:27 PM
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256GB seems low now for the softwares out there. Having your solid state drive on your Macbook Air sectored for the new Windows, for example, will take up 50% of that. MS Office will take up lots space as well. For someones like me, I also like some games on it -- that'd quickly exhausting some large chunks of space.

I just feel 512GB is a new minimum standard.
I'm still rolling 16GB on my Chromebook with Ubuntu installed. No sweat.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:39 PM
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I'm still rolling 16GB on my Chromebook with Ubuntu installed. No sweat.
is that setup fully functional, stable? are you on 12.10?
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:06 PM
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128 gb is plenty imo. Anyone bashing apple for not providing 512 is just nitpicking.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:32 PM
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is that setup fully functional, stable? are you on 12.10?
I'm on 12.04 because I wanted to stay on the LTS for all my computers (especially the Myth server, which needs to be stable).

It is fully functional but I don't have any folders from Dropbox synced because it would blow through the rest of the disk space. The Dropbox root directory is synced though. If I have large downloads (custom roms for example), I only keep the most recent around. Everything else gets archived to the server which I have mounted as an NFS share.

Disk Usage Analyzer tells me I'm using 9.4 out of 13.7GB. Of that 9.4GB, 3.6GB is my Home folder.
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new in box, still shrink wrapped
All you need for shrink wrapping is some Saran Wrap and a hair dryer.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:59 AM
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All you need for shrink wrapping is some Saran Wrap and a hair dryer.
okay

this guy went to a lot of trouble! perfect seams, not a crease or wrinkle inside or out, fresh install of os, blemish free device, forged sales and shipping documents from apple and B&H electronics.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 AM
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it is a very nice device.
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