Imac SSD vs Fusion (Noise)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thebmall, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. thebmall macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2014
    Hi all!
    Think I'll pull the trigger on a 27 inch imac 5k soon. Was between the 2GB fusion and 512gb SSD. I sometimes do audio work and would prefer something that didn't make a lot of noise. Does the fusion make much over the SSD?

    I have a macbook pro with 512gb and it is a little tight, but manageable especially with external storage. Thanks!
  2. dimme, Nov 1, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016

    dimme macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
  3. mpe macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    There is no audible difference between Fusion and SSD-only. I can occasionally hear the fan but never the HDD.
  4. varian55zx macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2012
    San Francisco
    They're both silent. Used em both.

    The 2 tb fusion is whisper quiet and obviously the SSD is too.

    What is not equal is the speed, if you're deciding between the two, there is no question.

    The experience is soo much better on the 512 SSD.

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