1TB fusion drive space question iMac 5k

Discussion in 'iMac' started by perlsyntax, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. perlsyntax macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014
    If i get a iMac 5k with 1TB fusion drive how much space with the i have?I just worry i won't have a lot of space for my Xcode and tools i use.I was told at best buy it just one fusion drive it has no ssd with it.So i hope some one can help me understand what a fusion drive does.:)

    Right now i use for my code tools is about 193.25 out of 248.83 i use a ssd 250.00 i hope i have space on the fusion drive.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I'm not sure if you understand what a fusion drive -is-.

    It is not "one drive".
    It is TWO drives, melded together by software.

    The iMac's "1tb fusion drive" is actually:
    - a 24gb PCIe flash drive (SSD)
    - a 1tb platter-based HDD

    Because of "CORE storage", they appear on the desktop as if they were just one drive.

    A word of caution:
    Apple has (for their own reasons, probably $$$$) "shrunk" the SSD portion of the fusion drive on the iMac from the previous 120gb size down to 24gb.
    It will work OK, but I sense not as speedily as did the earlier 120gb version.

    For this reason, if you get a new iMac, you should give serious thought to spending just a little more money for the "2tb fusion drive" model.

    The 2tb model has:
    - a 120gb PCIe-based SSD
    - a 2tb HDD.

    Double the storage space and probably much nicer performance for a little more money.
  3. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2014
    Bestbuy told me it was one drive I didn't say that.I see if I can go to 2tb

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