Fusion drive or ssd

HDFan

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Whats the best external hard drive to use for macbook ?? That will last very long ??
It depends. If you have an abusive environment (vibration, dust, etc.) then an SSD is clearly the better choice. If it is going to be a boot drive, or you need really fast speeds (video editing 4K or 8K) it might make sense. In a controlled environment it's not so simple. In many cases a hard disk will be better, as SSD's have a limited lifetime (TBW) and high cost:


Comparing hard disk and SSD TBW's, a hard disk can have an order of magnitude greater TBWs, depending upon your usage.
 
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