Fusion Drive or SSD??

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  1. iMcLovin, Oct 29, 2012
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    iMcLovin macrumors 68000

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    I'm gonna buy the full the fledged 27" BTO iMac when it's out. And there's only one thing I'm not 100% sure about - since both seem like a decent option.
    765 gb SSD storage or 3tb Fusion Drive (I'm also buying a 6tb 2big Lacie Thunderbolt HDD connected to my iMac at all times)

    So let me hear your thoughts. what would you choose?
     
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  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    If you have the cash, the SSD everytime. Especially as you have your external storage covered. No internal spinning disk, is one less thing to fail.
     
  4. iMcLovin thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But I heard that ssd disks often have a shorter life than hdd's but maybe I'm wrong?

    Ok I guess ssd then :) I kinda knew the answer but needed to hear it ;)
     
  5. fig macrumors 6502a

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    No way I'm getting a Fusion drive till there's a lot more out in the wild that have held up over a period of time.
     
  6. gallo889 macrumors newbie

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    When SSD's fail, they tend to do it without any warning and then become unrecoverable bricks. Spinning platters tend to have warning and can often be partly recovered.
     
  7. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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    SSD vs. Flash Memory

    Why does everyone keep saying SSD when Apple uses the term Flash Memory [Is there a difference]?
     
  8. StephenAndrew macrumors member

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    SSD is a Solid State Drive - it's essentially the same thing as flash storage.
     
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  10. excommie macrumors regular

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    my plan is to get a 27 inch with a regular Hard Drive and use aftermarket SSD connecting it with Thunderbolt.
     
  11. IGregory, Oct 29, 2012
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    IGregory macrumors 6502a

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    AnandTech offers this explanation of Fusion Drive. They recommend the SSD for power users.
     
  12. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Absolutely getting the SSD.

    I believe that SSDs are more reliable.

    That is why god invented backup. I never trust my data to one drive. At a minimum... I dual backup all of my data. Once locally, and once to the cloud.

    /Jim
     

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