Currently Being ModeratedRe: I am running out of storage space on my MacBook Air...what are my best options to increase storage?Mar 18, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to mefryar)
Freeing Up Space on The Hard Drive
1. See Lion's Storage Display.
2. You can remove data from your Home folder except for the /Home/Library/ folder.
3. Visit The XLab FAQs and read the FAQ on freeing up space on your hard drive.
4. Also see Freeing space on your Mac OS X startup disk.
5. See Where did my Disk Space go?.
6. See The Storage Display.
You must Empty the Trash in order to recover the space they occupied on the hard drive.
You should consider replacing the drive with a larger one. Check out OWC for drives, tutorials, and toolkits.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: I am running out of storage space on my MacBook Air...what are my best options to increase storage?Mar 18, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to mefryar)
I have a great majority of my music, videos, large photos, etc on an older mac mini with multiple TB of hard drive storage. This mini sits by itself in a cabinet, with no monitor, keyboard or mouse. My macbook air storage space is only used for applications, documents, or larger files that are currently being edited before moved to the server. I access any big files that I need over the network, or transfer them if I am going on a trip somewhere and want them.
My MBA has plenty of space.
Currently Being ModeratedRe: I am running out of storage space on my MacBook Air...what are my best options to increase storage?Mar 19, 2013 4:17 AM (in response to mefryar)
Obviously, Kappy is right, one solution is to remove stuff you don't need. But if you can't (or don't want to) do that, here are some other solutions:
OWC sells after market SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air - expensive but it works. The upgrade is user installable thought it could void your warranty.
The NiftyDrive is named well. It is a device that plugs into your computer's SD card slot and holds a microSD card (up to 64GB currently). I believe they are sold out of their initial stock but have ramped up production for another run due out in May. I have 2 and they are very useful.
mini-flash drives are small and almost sit flush in a USB port. I got one for Christmas this year - it is a Cruzer and it sticks out about 1/2 centimeter.