What are the chances of seeing a Fusion drive in a future rMBP?

unobtainium

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I love the idea of having the best of both worlds - the capacity of an HDD and the speed of an SSD. But I want a MBP, not an iMac, and I'm wondering whether people think there's any chance of Apple cramming a Fusion drive into one of their rMBP's, say, next year? Is it just too small to fit?
 

terraphantm

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I love the idea of having the best of both worlds - the capacity of an HDD and the speed of an SSD. But I want a MBP, not an iMac, and I'm wondering whether people think there's any chance of Apple cramming a Fusion drive into one of their rMBP's, say, next year? Is it just too small to fit?
Zilch. There isn't any space for a platter based HDD as it currently stands.

Maybe in the cMBP if they keep those around.
 

gorskiegangsta

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Close to zero. There's barely enough space in there for another NAND storage module, let alone a full 2.5" HDD.

So, unless Apple decides to make rMBP thicker, or cut off a portion of precious battery just to accomodate that one feature, it ain't happening.
 

Mrbobb

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Well, I think is unanimous then.

People, don't immediately go ga-ga over anything new please. With the falling price of solid states and your devices on-line full time (u can have tons of storage on your file servers and cloud if u don't mind paying), a hybrid storage system is just a stop gap.
 
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