Written by Jelle

How much storage do you need in your MacBook?

Yay! You're going to buy a new Apple MacBook! You want to have it as soon as possible, of course. It might be good to slow down a bit. Make sure you think about the storage in your new MacBook, because you can't expand it later on. We'll tell you what else you should keep in mind here.

How much can you store on how much storage?

128GB 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
Number of Full HD movies 12 25 50 100 200 400 800
Number of photos 2550 5100 10,200 20,400 40,800 81,600 163,200
Number of hours of music 2125 4250 8500 17,000 34,000 68,000 136,000

Expand Apple MacBook storage

Expand Apple MacBook storage

Unfortunately, it's not possible to expand the storage of your MacBook after purchase. That is why it's very important that you choose enough storage capacity when you buy your MacBook. This table is an indication, but it doesn't include everything. In addition, MacOS already takes up at least 8GB of the available space. If you have a smaller drive,you'll need to switch to iCloud or an external drive. Don't want this? Choose a higher storage capacity.

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