I need to replace my stolen iMac which was a 2011 27" inch base 2.7 Ghz config'd with: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD 4GB stock RAM + 8GB additional RAM VESA mount. I will order a new VESA mount model of the 27" base model 3.2 Ghz machine with the stock 8GB RAM and probably order another 8GB to put in it. And as a grad student I qualify for edu pricing. Originally I planned on getting a 1TB Fusion Drive. My iTunes library is external. My iPhoto library is internal and used to be on the HDD of my old setup. My digital filing cabinet is internal and also use to be on the HDD. The iPhoto library is 98GB and the file database is 1/2 GB. Of course the OS and all my Apps and home folder were on the SSD before. Percentage wise the SSD was more full as it was a 256, but the HDD was ridiculously empty. Like I said I had planned on getting a 1TB Fusion drive. For the same price as the 1TB Fusion I can get a 256GB SSD which echoes my older setup without an internal HDD, but pushes me over 50% full with my iPhoto library, OS, Apps, and home folder. But it also give me more SSD space. Or for another $270 I can get a 512GB SSD. Can anyone chime in on how well the Fusion works and whether you would recommend the: 1TB Fusion 256GB SSD 512GB SSD ($270 extra). Yes I know the Fusion is already an upgrade, but considering my prior setup, it is the lowest config I am willing to go with, as I don't want to run my OS on a traditional drive. Thanks for any feedback.