Fusion what size?

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  1. Jimmy.apple.fan macrumors member

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    Am getting confused!!!

    Not sure whether 1tb fusion is sufficient or play safe & get 3tb!!
    I have a small ish music collection. Will use the iMac for standard home stuff inc uploading DVD collection for kids to play on devices ? How many DVDs would the 1TB be able to hold or am I just getting way ahead of myself and it will be more than fine?!?

    Thanks
     
  2. Braddrum macrumors regular

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    If you have the budget go for the 3TB, 1TB may be fine for now but if you want to keep the mac for a good few years better to over spec now!
     
  3. Willmo macrumors newbie

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    one DVD is 4.7 GB but most movies are actually on dual-layer DVDs. Those hold 9.4GB. So one TB would hold about 108 full length movies. If you instead compressed them into lower quality avi standards - as seen in rips - a movie can be 750 MB. You'd be able to hold 1365 movies. You can of course use an even tighter compression algorithm and get movies to 250 mb. The quality drops way off but you'd get about 4200. So first question in determining an exact amount, what quality/format do you want to store them at?

    I found this on yahoo answers:D
     
  4. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Will you be using Bootcamp? It does not work on the 3TB fusion drive. Well it dies, but it's not straight forward.
     
  5. luminouslight macrumors 6502

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    Bootcamp will work on 3TB drives as soon as 10.8.3 update comes out.
     
  6. Skyjamma macrumors member

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    Do you have a source link for this info, by any chance?
     
  7. luminouslight macrumors 6502

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    Found that on the forums on here, I'm guessing its legit.
     

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  8. Skyjamma macrumors member

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    Awesome. Thanks!
     
  9. Jimmy.apple.fan thread starter macrumors member

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    I plan to use handbrake? To rip/upload DVD collection onto the iMac. This collection consists of maybe 100 DVDs, mainly kids but some adult too, so kids can stream via home sharing around the house to view on iPads/apple TV or choose a small selection to place onto the iPads to view while out. I guess the size will increase over time.

    This will be coupled with approx 9000 photos.

    Would all this be considered too much for 1TB?!?

    Or would the 1TB with the 2TB time capsule be a better option and kill two birds with one stone so to speak by backing things up as well as offering an extra 1TB of storage?!?

    Sorry to keep asking but want to get it right ?!? :D
     
  10. luminouslight macrumors 6502

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    Anytime :)
     
  11. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    Size using handbrake (depends on settings but I'm going to assume you select apple TV format, which is good for all iDevices) will be ~1.5 GB per 90 minute movie.

    Your 100 movies, music, and photos should all fit in ~250GB. In another year or so, add a thunderbolt external drive for most capacity.
     
  12. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    go big. better to have plenty of space than to run out
     
  13. Serban Suspended

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    why 1 T fusion drive on 27" imac cost much than 21.5" 1 t fusion drive?
    only because of the 5400rpm vs 7200rmp
     
  14. yUnoNinja macrumors newbie

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    I got the 1tb fusion drive. I plan on getting a external thunderbolt ssd and point aperture and iTunes library to the external drive. That way all my photos n music can be stored on that and not my pc. (That would work right?)
     

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