Right, hybrids cost more and deliver a small performance increase at best. Fusion Drive (FD) is another matter entirely. FD delivers most of the SSD speed boost and all of the HDD storage size advantage for a much lower price than an SSD of comparable size. The SSD is rock simple, reliable, and just plain fast.Hybrids are junk and don't work any better.
... And you can always fuse the internal and external later if you want the convenience of single volume storage.
Well Patron22, I like your solution to the storage speed versus $ challenge. In fact I recommended it in this very thread! I imagine that your strategy works well for you and you have described a plan for the future. Is that because your 500Gb USB3 external SSD is not the ultimate good-until-the-end-of-time storage solution?Fusion drive is an interim technology. Four years from now people will point at you and laugh when you say you have one.
I'll be booting off a 500gB external SSD (USB3, not Thunderbolt) until prices come down in a couple years.
Maybe then I'll put a cheap 4tB SSD inside my Mac.
That slow internal 1tB will make a good backup boot disk, with room left over for Time Machine, Music library, and infrequently used docs partitions.
...Four years from now people will point at you and laugh when you say you have one...
Unlike you, I won't try to predict how long Apple's Fusion Drive will be a technical leader but it is certainly competitive today.
I thought it was very pretty.What did you think when you first saw this matrix?
That 'scope is beautiful! Do you restore them? During a visit the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA this spring I had a chance to reflect on the marvelous chain of technology that got us to this point.Dag nab it. You beat me to it!
Oh no, not another one!I just hooked up an external SSD via USB. It is 250gb. I bought from it and put all my apps on it along with a few other things.. Difference is night and day!
I was going to post the very same thing. I installed a 256 samsung evo 850 in my 2012 base and it's absolutely night and day difference. It beats me how anyone can argue that a spinner in a mac with yosemite is fast enough, guess they have to try an ssd to really see the huge difference.Says the person who claims that his 1.4/4/500GB HDD Mac Mini was fast enough...
In that case I'd recommend one of those LaCie Rugged enclosures and stick a Samsung 850 Evo into it.Just bought 1.4/4GB/500GB and want to do this upgrade. Wanna choose the best SSD for this. I'm thinking a thunderbolt drive will be much better than USB 3 right? We carry thunderbolt drives where I work and I get them at cost so price shouldn't be too bad
WOW was it easy to the replace the internal job? Some say it take hours not 15 minPicked up a new 2014 Mini 2 weeks ago and a cheap 120GB $50 SSD from BestBuy to replace an aging old Windows machine at work.
I already have the torx bits to remove the cover so the job took maybe 15 minutes for the swap and then however long to reinstall OS X and Bootcamp WIN7.
Connected to an LG 29" UltraWide 21:9 monitor and now my people working on 27" or dual monitors are jealous.
New hardware does that