NoOne ButMe wrote:
grab instead 2TB?
$550-650 i think.
It's a laptop with a lot of sample-based virtual instrument libraries. Currently, I am using a 2TB SSD in position 0, 1 TB SSD in position 1, and 1TB HDD in the DVD bay.
I would like to get a 4 TB SSD to consolidate everything to the drive in SATA position 0, then move my 2TB drive into position 1 for continued expansion. I could then remove the HDD from DVD position and put the DVD drive back in there.
This is a 2011 laptop, but can justify doing this until either I replace the machine or it dies. At replacement time, I could just move the SSD drives into the replacement laptop.
External USB3 hard-drives are cheap for stuff that won't fit on your laptop's internal 1 TB SSD.
4 TB SSDs are more expensive because the cheapest SSD lines top out at 2 TB.
Crucial MX300 (up to 2 TB): $268/TB
Mushkin Reactor TC (up to 2 TB): $275/TB
Samsung 850 Evo (up to 4 TB): $374/TB
Thanks. A 2 TB drive would be the next choice, and making it external is an option, but not a good one for me, because I already have two external drives (one for downloads and another for backups) for this laptop and I hate it.
External drives reduce the mobility of a laptop, because they require bits and bobs like cables, AC adapters, etcetera. Some of them also come with screws and other junk that must be kept track of.
For me, it's easier to just ensure that I have ample capacity in the internal drives. The only exception for me would be to still keep one external drive for backups (actually, it's a set of drives that I rotate; but only one of them needs to travel with me at any given time).