|Dec 7, 2012, 01:52 PM||#1|
Subjectively - how slow is iMac 21.5" 5400rpm disk?
Hi - I'm looking to replace an old Windows XP machine as a media and file server (also serving iTunes for our AppleTV 1), and also be a small family computer. The new iMac 21.5 suits my needs perfectly (also considering a Mac mini, but like the integration of the iMac). I will also be supplementing this with a rMBP 13 in the coming months to do Lightroom work, so the target for this machine really is just as a server and light family use.
I have used SSDs exclusively for years, so going back to a pokey spinning disk doesn't thrill me. But $450 is a significant premium to pay for an SSD ($200 jump from base 21.5 to higher model, and another $250 for the Fusion disk). I have a 2x1TB Thunderbolt disk I'll be using as a RAID 1 storage array regardless of what internal drive I use.
Does anyone here have the base model new iMac with the 5400 disk? How is standard usage? (boot time isn't really an issue, since as a server it will be on 24x7) For example, web browsing, word processing, etc. Nothing fancy. [hopefully the display can turn off without the computer going to sleep...]
I know that I can also add a TB SSD as a replacement disk, but would like to avoid that if possible.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Late 2012 imac bootcamp error"Non system disk, press any key to reboot"||schrobro08||Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac||9||May 5, 2014 01:15 AM|
|iMac very slow - external disk boot||patapple||iMac||13||Nov 1, 2013 10:18 AM|
|Slow Disk Write speeds - MacBook Air 11" (2012)||BradClarke||MacBook Air||10||Jun 13, 2013 09:30 AM|
|iMac 21.5" - 5400rpm concerns. Should I cancel my order?||appeardk||iMac||8||Dec 1, 2012 08:27 PM|
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.