iMac Fusion Drive 28GB?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TyWahn, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    I have seen a lot of talk about the amount of flash storage as being 24 Gb. Today I got a brand new 2017 iMac and I went to System Report and it said it had 28 GB of flash storage. Weird. Anybody else notice this? It's still an insulting small amount but I knew that going into the Fusion Drive.
     
  2. cynics macrumors G4

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    In 2015 1tb fusion drives started coming with 24-28 gb flash. 2 and 3tb fusion drives have 128gb.
     
  3. kschendel macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure I read somewhere on the apple that the current 1 Tb fusions are shipping with 32 Gb SSD, but I can't find it now, so maybe it was my imagination. But yes, they announced a larger SSD for the 1 Tb Fusion a while back.
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau, Mar 17, 2018
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    nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    Whatever a 1TB Fusion has is an inappropriate PCI-e storage to even install the operating system on. Worse if a 21.5" which has a 5400rpm Notebook style hard drive.
     
  5. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    This is why you see people recommending to go with the pure SSDs, 20 gb of flash is not a significant amount, and in reality next to nothing. In addition to that, it's far slower
     
  6. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

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    Is that the usable available amount after counting the OS?
     
  7. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Usable is 27.55 GB
     
  8. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816

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    The ssd is 32. I think after the OS and apps are installed the usable is 27.55. That seems right to me.
     

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