Fusion Drive Performance

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mathman, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. mathman macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    I've read that the 1TB Fusion Drive has a faster HDD than the 3TB Fusion Drive. Will I notice the difference here? The idea of extra storage is great because I use a lot of virtual machines, and it'd be nice not to have a bunch of extra storage. But I don't want to see performance losses also. What do you think?

  2. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    the whole point of a fusion drive is that it shouldn't matter how fast the attached disk is, the data you use most, and the OS, should always be on the SSD portion and so be SSD speeds.

    I use a lot of VMs, myself, i bought an external Thunderbolt caddie, and stuck two 256mb SSDs in it, and i run them from there so as not to clutter up the main Disk
  3. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    What about the data that isn't used the most???
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    It is slow of course. If you need high speed for everything, you get an SSD. A Fusion drive is sufficient for most things, but not a perfect solution.
  5. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    I know that of course. My post was really directed at Nightarchaon ;-)

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