My 2015 iMac (middle tier with 1tb fusion drive) was slower than my 2014 iMac (Base tier with 1 tb fusion drive)
The fusion drives with 32 or less SSD are jokes. My 2014 iMac reads 1.1GB/S black magic disk test where my 2015 (with NOTHING on it) reads around 135MB/S....
Needless to say that I just started the return process! IF you get a fusion drive it needs to be 2tb or higher...Id rather have a 512gb SSD....
128. I think you'll be shortchanging yourself with anything lower.I currently have a Late 2012 Mac Mini with an almost full 512GB SSD so I am thinking of moving over to a Fusion Drive, however my main question is what is the minimum recommendable SSD drive for this combo 128GB? I am planning to buy a 1TB or 2 TB HDD for this experiment.
My old iMac had a 128 SSD and a 1TB HD. It was plenty of space for me. In two or three years, I can't remember the machine slowing down to access the hard disc.Thanks for taking time to reply my message
I have an unused 128GB SSD however I am thinking of buying a 2 TB HDD to build the Fusion Drive
as I can't afford a 512GB+ SSD
It's my understanding fusion drives are really, really hard to benchmark.Western digital my passport ssd 256 GB speed.. I will install high sieera here..
Platform : Imac 2017 base line 8 GB RAM 1 TB hardisk
Installation take 2 hours..
1. I just copy basic document .. no application at all..
2 Now updating to 10.3.2
3. Memory usage seem a bit high .. and i really wanted a service like linux or windows so we can manage.. disappointed on this area.
** will be continue
4. Pretty weird when i click old drive see standard old folder menu.. application,document and so on..
5. Some old application like Xcode,Android Studio can run from old 1 TB hardisk.. At first i thought , application are suppose in main hardisk only.. Quite good.
6. Memory usage round 5.76 / 8 GB.. and still pretty for me i would said..
7. SSD a bit hot, so i put fan to reduce the heat
just alternative because high siera seem a lot of complain upon platter hardisk..It's my understanding fusion drives are really, really hard to benchmark.