mac mini iOS question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by perlsyntax, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. perlsyntax macrumors 6502

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    I want to know if good idea to use a mac mini for iOS and mac programming with 1TB Fusion Drive and with 8 gb of ram?
     
  2. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would 16gb be better for photoshop and my programming i know you can't upgrade it?
     
  3. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    Sure
    16 GB of ram with 5400 rpm spinner over here
     
  4. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is the 5400 rpm hard rive slow for you?
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68020

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    My personal opinion (not the person you asked but I'll provide it), a 5400 RPM drive has no place as an OS drive anymore. I was using a 2010 MBP with a 5400 RPM drive at work and it was AWFUL, my 2012 Mini came with a 5400 RPM spinner and it was a LITTLE better but there's just no comparison between that and an SSD. Now, having a spinning drive as a scratch disk or temporary holding location for stuff may not be too bad of an idea (that's what the spinner in my Mini is used for).

    If I had to choose between getting an SSD or getting another 8 GB of RAM, I'd probably choose the SSD.
     
  6. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    I find if manageable. Considered putting in a SSD many times. Considering the risk of breaking something, the trim issue which now seems solved though, the relatively expensive SSD I have not put in one yet. Sure you need more time to boot. But I code on it, multitask, listen to music, make screencasts etc. When you are about to buy a device the fusion seems nice though.
     
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    Celerondon macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.

    Because they are both SSD based these two storage systems have similar performance. However, in spite of the fact that the difference is barely perceptible, the SSD is faster. :apple:

    The advantage that a Fusion Drive has over an SSD is cost per gigabyte. Unless SSD prices decrease dramatically the magnitude of this $ advantage will remain comparable to the speed advantage that SSDs and FDs hold over HDDs.
     

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