Bigger iMac flash storage questions

Discussion in 'iMac' started by robgendreau, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    I assume if one buys a current iMac with the CTO option for a 3TB drive one gets 128MB PCIe connected flash and a 3TB HDD, correct?

    But what about the other options, 256, 512 and 1TB flash? is that all PCIe, or a combo of the 128 PCIe and a SATA SSD? Seems unlikely since the totals are off.

    And when you do a CTO build of flash only, does it just leave a hole where a HDD could go? I realize it's not easy to retrofit, but doable. And BTW, on an iFixit guide I saw mention of a SATA connection to flash memory installed behind the logic board; is the flash even PCIe anymore?
  2. kendrickhphoto macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2011
    All of the flash storage is PCIe SSDs there are no spinning disks. The fusion drives have both that's why they're called fusion drives. The all flash options do have a space missing where the hard drive would go but they lack the connectors for the SATA drives.

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