1TB Fusion or 256gb SSD?

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  1. macconvert101 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    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 :)

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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