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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
    I know i want to get the 15" Macbook Pro but i dont know how many gigs would be enough for me. I will be downloading tons of music and making my own stuff. How much is enough? 160 seems like alot but it ranges to 500. Basically im asking do you think i should go for the 160 or 320 gig?

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    Order the stock 160 GB and change out the hard drive yourself later on. You can purchase a 500 GB drive for your MBP from an after market supplier. It will be less expensive and you'll have a wider selection to choose from.

    NewEgg, Amazon, and OWC are suppliers of hard drives. Here's the link to OWC notebook hard drives.

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?

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    Why don't you get the 160, and then invest in an external hard disk.

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsYkOoOoO View Post
    Why don't you get the 160, and then invest in an external hard disk.
    This is exactly what I have done in the past and exactly what I would suggest as well.
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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    I just added a 500 gb hardrive for about $150 and about 10 min of my time

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc750 View Post
    I just added a 500 gb hardrive for about $150 and about 10 min of my time
    Sounds like you overpaid.
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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    Apple doesn't offer a 160GB drive on the 15" Macbook Pro, that option is only available on the 13" MBP. The smallest drive available for the 15" models is 250GB. I would suggest either going with that or upgrading to the 320GB option, though I highly suggest avoiding the 500GB option since you can upgrade to a 500GB drive yourself for about $40 - $50 less than what Apple will charge.

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Sounds like you overpaid.
    this is the one I got.

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    How many gigs do i need in my hard drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc750 View Post
    this is the one I got.
    That's a good deal if you don't already have an external enclosure and the tools.
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