Fusion or thunderbolt HDD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aquaboy, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. aquaboy macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2011
    Hi, simple question....
    Which would be better performance a fusion drive or a standard HDD in the mac and a thunderbolt HDD for running games, apps and files like iPhoto Library!
    If I didn't get a fusion drive, I can then afford to get the hi end 27" iMac instead of the entry level 27"iMac and add a thunderbolt drive later.
  2. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    Try to stretch for both. You'll be glad in the end. The joy of booting from an ssd (fusion or otherwise) is hard to beat for instant gratification.
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Well a HDD on ThunderBolt won't be any faster than an internal drive (likely a bit slower due to overhead).

    Now if you're thinking of buying an external Thunderbolt SSD down the road and booting from it (using the internal HDD for data), then that is a different story.

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