1TB Fusion or 256gb SSD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macconvert101, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. macconvert101 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2014

    I'm looking to get a mac mini. Should I get a 1TB Fusion Drive or 256GB SSD?

    I am currently using 170GB in total on my windows laptop (inc OS).

    Thanks :)


    Btw I will be using Windows through Bootcamp too.
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    That depends on your needs. SSD will give you more speed, Fusion drive will give you more storage.
  3. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    You could get the cheaper one and Make your own Fusion Drive. However with the announcement of the Tuesday conference wait just a little while to see if Apple updates its (crosses fingers).

    Plus there are install videos that will help with the installs.
  4. macconvert101 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2014
    Thank you. I am waiting till Thursday for the hopefully new release.

    My question is whether I should get a 256GB SDD drive or a 1TB Fusion Drive?
  5. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    If 256 is enough get the SSD. If it's not, get the fusion as you'll get most of the speed of the SSD plus the storage you need.
    When I had this question for an iMac I got a 512 SSD :)
  6. octothorpe8 macrumors 6502

    Feb 27, 2014
    Been using a DIY Fusion Drive in my Mac Mini for about a year and a half and it's been amazing. Totally reliable and super fast. That said, with SSD prices continuing to drop, I can't see much of a call for Fusion in the future...
  7. rrl macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2009
  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.

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