2011 imac with SSD or 2012 imac with HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Black Tiger, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Black Tiger macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Just wondering if anyone has thoughts on the overall benefit of SSD. I am able to get a refurbished 27" imac 2011 for the same price as a base 2012 27". The 2011 includes an internal 256gb SSD. The heaviest tasks I do are recording and loading large sample libraries for music. I occasionally rip movies to watch on Apple TV. I had thought about the fusion drive but as I have over 150gb of samples that I use for music regularly, I had thought that more internal flash storage would give me better system speed. Thoughts?
  2. patricem macrumors 6502


    Nov 18, 2005
  3. RedCroissant Suspended

    Aug 13, 2011
    I would definitely go with the 2011. The SSD is nice and the ODD gives you other options as well. If anything, you can install your own HDD at a later date if you so choose.

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