ConcertinaChap wrote:I will say that my perspective is coloured by my use of desktop machines. If you're using a laptop then I guess you really don't want to have to carry around an essential external SSD, whatever the size.
Yup, that's my point, I went for the 512GB SSD as a compromise which should be enough for 99% of what I'll use the MacBook for. I also have a Sandisk 1TB external SSD and a 256GB USB A/C pen drive so can easily move things around when necessary but won't need to have one of them permanently sticking out it the computer.
As I said, priorities would be different with a desktop of whatever flavour, having an external drive plugged in all the time is not really a problem.