Late 2013 Fusion Drive PCIe based or not?

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  1. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

    Mr. Dee

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    I need a straight answer on this, I am hearing the Late 2013 iMacs launched today that still include Fusion drives only as an option are 50% faster, but they are not PCIe based. So are they or they not?

    Just want a straight answer thanks!
     
  2. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    The fusion drives utilize the a small SSD - that SSD section is now going to be PCIe based which is faster than the old SSD system. So yes, it WILL be faster. How much, who knows.
     
  3. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Probably have to wait for iFixit to tear one down to be sure, but it seems highly logical with the SSD options being PCIe, so would the Fusion Drive SSD.

    In the end, I went with the 256GB SSD instead of the Fusion Drive since I just added a Synology DS413 so I am not hurting for media storage.
     
  4. antoniogra7 macrumors member

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    Apple advertise the Late 2013 iMac's Fusion Drive as 1,5x faster than the Late 2012's one, so I guess it has to be PCIe based.
     
  5. Mr. Dee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks everyone, hopefully we will learn more in the next few days. Not making my purchase until late November anyway.
     
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  7. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    according to the iFixit tear down its all PCIe now for flash.
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The Apple Insider report says you can add a second hard drive AND it has a PCIe slot. I don't know if there are two separate busses (i.e., total of two SATA connectors and one PCIe connector) or if it's one (i.e., total of one SATA connector and one PCIe connector.
     
  9. Takuro macrumors 6502

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    I think it's 1x SATA and 1x PCIe. If you opt for a fusion drive, both slots are populated and it's treated as one logical disk. If you opt for an HDD only, the PCIe slot is empty. If you opt for an SSD only, there's nothing attached to SATA.
     
  10. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    Both options are fine...depends on your needs,,,
     

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