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# 208303 6-Feb-2017 09:46
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Hi all, 

 

Trying to settle a "disscussion" with the MRS. MRS wants me to be 100% sure I'm correct and wants to know GZ comments.  

 

Issue: Macbook has run out of space. I'm also running a Synology NAS taking backups. 

 

I rekcon we can delete some files off the macbook and if needed again restore from the NAS (i.e. photos, family vids etc). however we did talk about upgrading the SSD on the macbook but I get differing info when googling (some say the SSD is soldered on, some say it isn't).

 

 

 

Thoughts?

 

 

 

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014),

 

MacBookPro11,1

 

2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 250GB SSD

 

 

 

Cheers! 

 

Goose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1715986 6-Feb-2017 10:10
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You can replace the SSD in the Mid 2014 Macbook Pro https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Retina+Display+Mid+2014+SSD+Replacement/27849

 

Does not look to tough to do however these drives are not exactly cheap though and they are not a M.2 SSD slot. 





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  # 1715989 6-Feb-2017 10:25
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Keeping all your files on a laptops internal SSD doesn't seem sensible. I would only store the files I need "right now". Offload them to the NAS, but make sure your NAS has offsite backups, whether it's to an external hard drive or a cloud backup provider.

 

A bigger SSD is US$400 for 480GB, US$650 for 1TB.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1715992 6-Feb-2017 10:34
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SD slot on that one? I know that there are plenty of custom SD sized drives for macs that are made to not stick out, so people can add a more space that way easily.





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  # 1716006 6-Feb-2017 11:09
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Interesting, yes I saw the ifix it guides, aware I need to remote backup the NAS. SD could be an option for backing up photos/vids as storing elsewhere (vs paying for a backup to the NAS).  

 

 

 

Ultimatley the question the MRS still stands...   "is deleting off laptop ok, given theres a copy on the timemachine backup on the NAS". 

 

 


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  # 1716011 6-Feb-2017 11:31
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In my opinion all data you care about should be stored on at least two media in two different locations. Since your laptop is usually at home you don't have two location, but you have two media. Deleting off your hard drive takes you down to one location and one copy of the data.

 

So as things stand, no I wouldn't delete the data from your laptop, but as I said above once you get an offsite backup of your NAS then yes absolutely, delete it off the laptop. CrashPlan or similar is a good bet, and potentially quite a bit cheaper than Amazon S3 or Glacier, which I sometimes recommend. Glacier is US$4/month for 1TB, but that's copies in at least three data centers, with regular corruption checks. 


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  # 1716012 6-Feb-2017 11:32
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The better option would be to buy a kit from OWC(https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ssd/owc/macbook-pro-retina-display/2013-2014-2015) as it includes a enclosure for the SSD in your computer so you will also end up with a 256GB external drive.

 

Then use carbon copy cloner to copy the contents of the drive onto the external drive then at boot hold down the option key and select the external drive and check that everything is still where you expect it just to be safe. After transferring the drives i would also keep the drive that you took out in the enclosure for a few weeks after that if your happy that so far everything is where it should be you can wipe it for other uses(I'm just extra cautious so my methods may sound extreme and your free not to follow them in most cases nothing will go wrong).





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  # 1716053 6-Feb-2017 13:15
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So there's not much you can delete that you don't want anymore? Is it all photos and videos you want to keep?


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