No other SSD options but 768 in 2012's?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kadath, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Kadath macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
    And these are not user serviceable/replaceable right?

    So Apple is REALLY pushing for Fusion over pure SSD?

    Frustrating if so.
  2. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    No, they're not officially user-replaceable, though I'm sure that it'll be technically doable at the risk of voiding the warranty. It's also true that the Fusion drives are a lot less expensive than the SSDs, so that's what I'll be getting. However, Apple could easily introduce more and/or cheaper SSD options in the coming months, since that won't affect the iMac's form factor.
  3. iLondoner macrumors 6502


    I have a 256GB SSD in my MacBook Air and once you start to load up photos, videos and music it quickly fills. I wouldn't be interested in an iMac with less than 512GB SSD and even then I would be hesitant.

    768GB would be OK but my wife would have a fit when she saw the bill coming through on the credit card. :eek:

    The Fusion Drive appears to be a great way to combine speed and capacity.
  4. Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    No, it sucks. What if you want bootcamp with both partitions on a fast SSD? Not to mention less heat from an SSD-only system...


    If we could choose between fusion and pure SSD, it would have been fine. As it is now fusion drive is huge pain in the ...
    If you want windows 7, games and bootcamp, fusion drive is a big disappointed.
  5. Kadath thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
  6. forty2j macrumors 68030


    Jul 11, 2008
    If you're desperate for a non-$1300 SSD, you should sit tight and not order until you see what OWC is doing. If it's easy enough to open the case they may have a solution for you.
  7. Sjhonny macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2011
    The land of the cucumbers
    I'm going the Thunderbolt road. Same price for 256 gb SSD (probably the same hard drive - Samsung 830 series) + Seagate GoFlex adapter
  8. tarasis macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2007
    Here, there and everywhere
  9. Kadath thread starter macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006
    Welcome. I went with the 3TB Fusion for now. I'm not happy about it, hoping I can split them into logical drives or put in a real SSD down the road, but it is what it is for now....
  10. Fifemacuser macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2012
    The boot camp issue with the 3 tb is really frustrating. I don't have the cash for the full SSD.:(

    I want to keep bootcamp for gaming. I would like the 3tb fusion, I guess I could just get it on the basis it will be fixed, but then again it may never. I suppose I will end up with 1 tb ad then just expand files onto an external or usb3 when I need to, but given how space requirements always go up I would prefer not to.
  11. Mike Valmike macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2012
    Chandler, Arizona
    You win one (1) Internets.

    This is the correct answer, folks: Just treat the HDD like RAM. Buy it with the minimum and have OWC aftermarket you the upgrade. This is how I plan to get to 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD... for a heck of a lot less than thirteen pounds large. From Apple's CTO, get the CPU and GPU upgrades if you like, since it makes sense to do those at the factory.
  12. torana355 macrumors 68030

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    I got the 3TB fusion and have been thinking how im going to configure my storage needs, after much thinking i have a plan. Im going to replace the 3TB HDD with a 512GB SSD. I will use the 128GB SSD for my bootcamp/windows drive then use the 512GB SSD for OSX and Apps. I will then buy a thunderbolt enclosure for my media library and i will use the 3TB drive that i take out of the iMac in it. I will back everything up to a 4TB USB3 external.

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