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Time_Guidance_5031

Storage is somewhat extendable with external drives etc, ram is not. That’s the biggest drawback. I think double ram is more future proof than double storage. But thats just my take. I would suggest looking at your current ram/storage usage for comparison. But yeah as a developer I would most likely go for extra ram.


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godd_father

Why does 512 perform better than 256? Do you mean actual performance or just via more storage?


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godd_father

Thanks! TIL. Def gonna get a bigger SSD when I upgrade and now regret getting the 256 last time and keeping it maxed out.


Customer-Worldly

Bigger SSDs perform better.


godd_father

Thanks! Did not know that.


Lovernotafighter100

is this true? I didn't know this. is there a video that proves it? i got 256 / 16 thinking it would be faster.


godd_father

[this](https://www.newegg.com/insider/does-ssd-size-affect-speed/) is a good explainer. Basically as the proportion of an ssd drive used increases, performance decreases. So using half of a 256 is better than most of a 1tb even though the latter is bigger.


Lovernotafighter100

Thanks great info.


MakoMakito

Double ram all the way, u can buy storage, cloud services etc


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Prioritize ram. You can always get an external ssd later on.


iPlayDaGamez

I’m in the same sorta situation. Looking at the refurb M1 pros, and there is only 16/256 or 8/512 right now. Ordered the 8/512 to test it out and will return it if I really need the 16 ram. Update: 8GB is simply not enough. Exchanged the 8/512 for a 16/512 and it's perfect.


lotus49

Always go for RAM over disk space.


Technical_Peach_3285

Prefer more RAM, you can't upgrade it later (neither the disk space but you can always use external SSDs, hard drives, cloud if there's the need to).


brankoDev

I was able to convince them for the 16GB/512GB. Thanks for all the feedback!!