Which storage option did you go for?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yougotcarved, Dec 28, 2012.

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Which storage option did you go for?

  1. 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm

    18 vote(s)
    13.4%
  2. 3TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm

    5 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. 1TB Fusion Drive

    62 vote(s)
    46.3%
  4. 3TB Fusion Drive

    34 vote(s)
    25.4%
  5. 768GB Flash Storage

    15 vote(s)
    11.2%
  1. Yougotcarved
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    Hey all so seen a lot of threads with debate and discussion about HDD, Fusion and SSD, just wanted to see a numerical result of who went for which option!!

    Personally, I've just ordered a 27" iMac with the 768GB SSD, but considering changing to a 1TB Fusion drive for the $$ savings...
     
  2. LogicPro
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  3. Yougotcarved
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    Cheers bro done it!
     
  4. Apple fanboy
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    Went for the popular 1 TB Fusion Drive. Would have gone for a 256 SSD had it been an option though.
     
  5. xgman
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    First I went for Fusion 1TB with the idea I would boot faster from an ssd on TB. Then I realized that even the Fusion was faster than a TYB SSD because of the TB controller on the external TB drive holder which slowed things down some. So I am returning the Fusion version and going with the 768 even though a huge expense, and use the TB's as storage and TM drives etc.
     
  6. Yougotcarved
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    How did you justify the expense to yourself? Trying to do so for myself :p
     
  7. Notohyr
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    I got the 1TB sata HDD. Probably going to put in an SSD myself. Or, plan B, an external SSD over thunderbolt.
     
  8. Yougotcarved, Dec 30, 2012
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  9. sergiobaschi
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    I took the 1 TB Fusion Drive. Should suit me well, and honestly, I would never spend the $$$ for the pure ssd. I have, hm, five external HDDs (4+2+1+1+1 TB), the three first are USB 3. The 4 and the 2 are always connected to my htpc (an Asrock, i3/8GB/500 GB HDD/Win 7 Pro), and I plan using that one as media server for movies and music (depending on signal strength -> wifi-speed).
     
  10. bembol
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    I haven't ordered my 27", I still don't know if I should spend the money and get 3TB Fusion.

    At first, I figured just go with 3TB HDD but then I saw the reviews on Fusion.


    Who knows by the time I place my order, I might just get 1TB Fusion.
     
  11. Yougotcarved
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  12. Acorn
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    hmm at first i thought i would get the 1 tb fusion drive. however $250.00 is alot. In the end I may end up with upgraded graphics and keeping the regular 1 tb 7200 rpm hard drive.

    I have some concerns of the way the fusion drive works and the amount of IOPS its using. longevity of the ssd may be an issue.
     
  13. FreemanW
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    I couldn't see the 768GB flash based solely on general principle, $1,300!?!?!?

    $1,300! ? ! ? ? ? F*^K-OFF Apple.

    I went with a 3TB Fusion to go with a 3TB Time Capsule.
     
  14. barokt
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    Now on 768GB flash storage $900 that's redicilious they drop price -$400 what is the reason for that and the other customers who paid Flash Storage $1300 it's not right way to do this they have to take back their money from Apple...
     

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