All flash mem for iMac?

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Would it make sense to build an iMac with all flash memory like the new MacBook airs?
     
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    No. It's not cost effective for the iMac, as platter-based drives are much cheaper than flash storage. Flash storage is used in the MBAs because space and weight are at a premium.
     
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    With current flash memory prices, no. Big SSDs still cost a fortune and currently, 512GB is the biggest size. In HDs, that is 3TB. It works in MBA as it has never had lots of storage
     
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    You can stick a 128gb ssd in it and use a large external storage hdd for it. That's about as best you can do.
     
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    Still a SSD for the OS and "essential" programs with a platter based drive for storage would be a sweet combination. With Apple leaning more and more towards a instant-on world I would not doubt it will be far behind.

    Hell, Gateway does it.
     
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    Sounds good to me! Throw a 64gb/128gb ssd in there and add in the 500gb/1tb hard drive and I'm good to go! :) u can choose which programs u wanna put where
     
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    Perhaps Apple could include a chunk of high speed flash for the OS. Applications, etc would be installed on a traditional hard drive. This could create an "instant-on" OS.
     
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