Aftermarket SSD/HDD vs Fusion OR Apple SSD Pros and Cons...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mstgkillr, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I recently purchased a 2012 Mac mini with the 2.3 Quad Core, 4GB RAM, and 1TB HDD. I already ordered a 16GB Crucial RAM upgrade but I am wondering if I should order a Samsung 830 256GB SSD and OWC Data Doubler too. Maybe I should have just went with the Fusion Drive or Apple SSD. I think my loaded 15" RMBP may have spoiled me.

    What are the Pros and Cons of the following:

    1. Samsung 830 256GB SSD with the Apple 1TB HDD and OWC Data Doubler.
    2. Apple Fusion Drive.
    3. Apple 256GB SSD.

    How would the Time Machine/Time Capsule work with the Samsung 830 256GB SSD/Apple 1TB HDD?

    How much more time consuming is the data management of option #1 vs the others?

    What about TRIM on option #1?

    What are the Pros and Cons of these options?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

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    If it makes a difference I will be running Parallels too.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I thought Apple removed the optical drive in the new Mac Mini's. How will OWC's solution work?
     
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