Which storage option did you go for?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Yougotcarved, Dec 28, 2012.


Which storage option did you go for?

  1. 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm

    18 vote(s)
  2. 3TB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm

    5 vote(s)
  3. 1TB Fusion Drive

    62 vote(s)
  4. 3TB Fusion Drive

    34 vote(s)
  5. 768GB Flash Storage

    15 vote(s)
  1. Yougotcarved macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    Hey all so seen a lot of threads with debate and discussion about HDD, Fusion and SSD, just wanted to see a numerical result of who went for which option!!

    Personally, I've just ordered a 27" iMac with the 768GB SSD, but considering changing to a 1TB Fusion drive for the $$ savings...
  2. LogicPro macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2012
  3. Yougotcarved thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    Cheers bro done it!
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    Went for the popular 1 TB Fusion Drive. Would have gone for a 256 SSD had it been an option though.
  5. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    First I went for Fusion 1TB with the idea I would boot faster from an ssd on TB. Then I realized that even the Fusion was faster than a TYB SSD because of the TB controller on the external TB drive holder which slowed things down some. So I am returning the Fusion version and going with the 768 even though a huge expense, and use the TB's as storage and TM drives etc.
  6. Yougotcarved thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
    How did you justify the expense to yourself? Trying to do so for myself :p
  7. Notohyr macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I got the 1TB sata HDD. Probably going to put in an SSD myself. Or, plan B, an external SSD over thunderbolt.
  8. Yougotcarved, Dec 30, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2012

    Yougotcarved thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
  9. sergiobaschi macrumors regular

    Nov 30, 2012
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    I took the 1 TB Fusion Drive. Should suit me well, and honestly, I would never spend the $$$ for the pure ssd. I have, hm, five external HDDs (4+2+1+1+1 TB), the three first are USB 3. The 4 and the 2 are always connected to my htpc (an Asrock, i3/8GB/500 GB HDD/Win 7 Pro), and I plan using that one as media server for movies and music (depending on signal strength -> wifi-speed).
  10. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    I haven't ordered my 27", I still don't know if I should spend the money and get 3TB Fusion.

    At first, I figured just go with 3TB HDD but then I saw the reviews on Fusion.

    Who knows by the time I place my order, I might just get 1TB Fusion.
  11. Yougotcarved thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2012
  12. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    hmm at first i thought i would get the 1 tb fusion drive. however $250.00 is alot. In the end I may end up with upgraded graphics and keeping the regular 1 tb 7200 rpm hard drive.

    I have some concerns of the way the fusion drive works and the amount of IOPS its using. longevity of the ssd may be an issue.
  13. FreemanW macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2012
    The Real Northern California
    I couldn't see the 768GB flash based solely on general principle, $1,300!?!?!?

    $1,300! ? ! ? ? ? F*^K-OFF Apple.

    I went with a 3TB Fusion to go with a 3TB Time Capsule.
  14. barokt macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    Now on 768GB flash storage $900 that's redicilious they drop price -$400 what is the reason for that and the other customers who paid Flash Storage $1300 it's not right way to do this they have to take back their money from Apple...

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