Plain SSD vs. Fusion Drive ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toke lahti, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Options:
    system and users on same fusion drive
    or
    system in separate ssd and users on fusion drive.

    Which is better and why?
     
  2. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    You mean the OS one drive and the user data on another?

    One option might be this: forget about your fusion drive. Use a pure play SSD drive.
    Then for storage use an external drive connected via Thunderbolt. Best of both worlds then.
     
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Why the external drive? That can't be faster than an internal Fusion Drive which is connected via S-ATA, can it?
     
  4. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Plain ssd is not possible. Can't afford big enough.
    Even if I could, I'd buy something else. I like cost effective technology, like fusion drive.
     
  5. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Anybody seen any real tests using same ssd plain and fusion drived?
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    So long as you're using a fusion drive that has an SSD portion of sufficient capacity (128gb), things should run just fine.

    Beware of the "1tb fusion iMacs" out there. They have an SSD portion that is only 24gb in size. Not really "big enough".
    For the iMac, you want the "2tb fusion drive" (which has the 128gb SSD portion).

    It would help if you told us what Mac you had in mind...?
     

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