|Dec 1, 2012, 11:44 PM||#1|
3 TB Fusion or faster processor and graphics?
I ordered the base 27 with a 3tb Fusion drive now after reading on this forum I'm wondering if I should change my order to a 1tb Fusion drive and go with a faster processor and graphics? Does anyone have any advice? This is my first iMac so I want to get it right. Thanks!
|Dec 1, 2012, 11:56 PM||#2|
Definately go for the small internal drive and the better processor and graphics. You can always buy external storage if your needs expand. Plus you should have a backup scheme regardless
Late 2013 15" Retina MBP; iPhone 5S; iPad Air
|Dec 2, 2012, 12:12 AM||#3|
Definitely go for the larger drive
More seriously, nobody can answer without more info.
- If you are a gamer, go for faster processor and graphics
- If you do video editing, it depends, but probably processor and graphics
- Otherwise, processor and graphics won't bring you a significant difference
- There's one aspect of a larger hard drive nobody talks about. It's not just a question of space you need. If you're using 800Mb on a 1TB hard drive, your system will be slightly slower than using 800Mb on a 3TB system. Since the hard drive is probably the bottleneck of this kind of system, you want to improve its performance as much as you can, i.e. SSD>Fusion>Larger Hard drive>smaller hard drive
Last edited by atteligibility; Dec 2, 2012 at 12:20 AM.
|Dec 2, 2012, 12:34 AM||#4|
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