Fusion Drive and resale value

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mrbrycel, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. mrbrycel macrumors member

    May 18, 2010
    Thinking about how this may be the last version of HDD iMacs, I was assuming this would decrease the value significantly, and it would be hard to sell in 4 or 5 years. Then I started thinking that the fusion may not be such a bad idea. But now I'm wondering if the fusion, a fancy feature that we've all wondered what happens when half fails, would decrease the value even more than a HDD. What do you guys think?

    I really want SSD, but won't be able to afford 768GB. Do you think thunderbolt external SSD is the best boot drive option?
  2. dasx macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    You're talking about a 128GB + 1TB drive, ie Fusion Drive.
    In 5 years a 2TB SSD might probably be cheaper than a regular 1TB drive today.

    In electronics... One just can't predict or even try to.
  3. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2009
    The SSD and HDD are separate units that are tied together with software. If one fails, it will be inconvenient, but you can fix the problem by replacing he failed one. I'm sure there will be detailed instructions in 4-5 years explaining exactly how to do it.

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