How much is the Fusion Drive gonna be?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lawhochun, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. lawhochun macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Hong Kong
    How much do you guys think the upgrade to Fusion Drive will cost? (the 128Gb + 1TB) I am guessing something ridiculous like $300?
  2. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2012
    Imola (BO) - Italy
    More than that I fear ...
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    We already know from the Mac Mini that it's $250.
  4. nagareru macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2012
    Lima, Peru
    YOu know I was thinking the same but the difference is that the mac mini is a 5400RPM drive the 27" is a 7200RPM so that should make it at least a bit cheaper maybe something like 200$ for 1tb but about 300$ for the 3TB. Just guess.

    The real question is how much will the 680MX cost.
    Does anyone knows how much the 670mx cost?
  5. Ak907Freerider macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    Haha I doubt its going to be that cheap. Im going to say $400 for the 128 1 tb maybe even $450
  6. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Why? It's $250 for the Mini...
  7. Ak907Freerider macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    5400 on 21 iMac 7200 on 27 iMac that's like at least $100 to $150 to apple that's how much they charge to go from 5400 to 7200 Hdd most the time
  8. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Yeah but you get a 1TB with the 27 iMac anyway, any extra cost is just for the 128SSD.

    What is the price for upgrading from i5 to i7 historically?
  9. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Yeah, and...?

    7200 rpm HDD -> 7200rpm HDD/SSD should be cheaper than 5400 rpm HDD -> 7200 pm HDD/SSD, as in the mini.
  10. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Is that worth it do you think?

    That's probably £150 in the UK, can anyone confirm?
  11. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I had a long talk with my Apple Rep yesterday...She can't give me a price, and wasn't even prepared to make an educated guess....I'm sticking my neck out her but I think the 128GB is going to be in the region of £300 on top of the price of the iMac. It put's my guess for the one I;m buying on behalf of a buddy next door somewhere in the region of £1500 About right I think...It's not actually a difficult device to make....An SSD married to an HDD in a single unit. As we heard on Tuesday night, it's ML that runs the thing. If it's any more expensive than my prediction I will advise him not to buy it.
  12. MoreAwesomeDanU macrumors regular


    Dec 4, 2010
    i don't think anyone can "confirm" that for you at this time...
  13. timcullis, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012

    timcullis macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Fusion pricing on iMac: If you go to the UK store and select the midrange Mac mini model (£679) you will see this has the 1TB 7200rpm drive. Under the options you have the choice to upgrade this to a Fusion drive for £200. This is described as a 1TB Fusion, but in reality would be 1.128TB.

    I should think the costings for the similar upgrade on the new 27" iMac will be the same. And the cost for the 21" iMac might also be the same, assuming Apple keeps the 5400rpm drive and just adds the SSD component.

    The upgrade cost from a 1TB non-Fusion to a 3TB Fusion drive would possibly be around £400. If it's any higher I will stick with the 1TB Fusion, if it's appreciably lower I might invest in the 3TB Fusion.

    i7 upgrade on iMac: I printed off the prices of the current iMac before they were removed from the store and the cost of upgrading the top-end 27" iMac from 3.1GHz quad i5 to 3.4GHz quad 17 was £160. I imagine the pricing will be similar for the new iMac.
  14. google0912 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2012
    does anyone know when the CTO-options will be available? Local retailer said "in a couple of days" ...
  15. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012

    Thanks for this, do you have the previous graphics card upgrade prices?
  16. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    The wording and the slides at the keynote make me believe that the "fusion" drive upgrade, regardless of the Mac, is a 7200 RPM hard drive and 128 GB flash.
  17. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    I was meaning could anyone confirm what the price in pounds was from i5 to i7 for the previous model, as it is $200.

    Seems it's £160.

    Does anyone remember or have the figures for what the upgrade cost was for the graphics please?
  18. phoenixsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2012
    This card alone in retail.....

    Ranges from 450 to 525. Apple sure get a discount as a OEM, so lets say something between 50-75% of retail price?:):apple:
  19. #20
    Any guesses how much $$$ for the 768GB SSD? Wish I would be able to get a pure SSD drive in the 21.5". It's ridiculous that you can't.
  20. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2010
    New Jersey
    I agree. Especially considering the 21.5" is limited to the 2.5" form factor. I hope this changes, I really do. I feel like I should write an email. I doubt it does much, since this marketing strategy has been in the works for them for months now, probably longer :mad:
  21. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    I to downloaded the prices before they went off. It was £160. The 256GB SSD was £400. The 1TB + 256GB was £480.
  22. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    My guess is $500 and up. Bootcamp will probably see these drives a separate drives if it is even allowed.
  23. forty2j macrumors 68030


    Jul 11, 2008
    It's $250 on the Mini. Don't know why it would be higher on the iMac.

    Bootcamp will give you a slice of the HDD and none of the SSD.
  24. MacWanter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Fusion Drive price disscussion!?

    Getting the 27" new iMac, how much do you guys think the fusion drive will cost? I'm thinking for the smallest 1T and the small ssd, for around 150$ more...And I hope it will be about there. Discuss people! :)

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