Msata ssd upgrade of Fusion?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tri-stan, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Tri-stan macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    An OCZ vertex 4 128 gigabyte ssd can be bought in the UK for £90 yet Apple charges £200 for their msata ssd upgrade. Would you be able to just buy the base model and install any aftermarket msata ssd size that you want? Although it my be an custom Apple msata which is slightly longer than standard and may be hard to acquire. I don't want to pay such a premium for a small 128 gigabyte ssd. In time 128 gigs is going to be pathetic.
  2. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    ocz has huge reliability questions also this is the issue of will they stay in business.

    I do agree that apple charges a pretty penny for fusion . Mac mini users have been making diy fusion setups with the new 2012 models. I would think it can be done in an iMac . If the new iMac needs mSata for fusion, I would use a 256gb crucial mSata if it fits.
  3. Tri-stan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2012
    Just been looking at the first internal images thread of the 21.5 and it is super simple to open compared to the old model. I think it would be best to purchase like you said a 256gb crucial ssd as I have had problems with ocz firmware in the past. Would probably come in less than a bto fusion drive as well. I hope that Apple will have a msata connector on the board when you don't go for that as a bto option. It would be a annoying way for Apple to save money.

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