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Has anyone had a chance to use the Fusion drive with Aperture yet?

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Dec 19, 2012 11:09 AM

Since the 21 inch iMac has been available for a little bit now (and maybe some lucky ones may have received their 27 already..) I wonder if someone who also ordered the Fusion drive option has had a chance to see what it does to Aperture in daily use.


To be accurate, one would obviously need to do the same operations on a machine with and then one without the SSD.  And since it would be mostly the app residing on the SSD and not the actual images, I kind of doubt it will make much difference.  But this is not a cheap option so any initial impression would be useful for those about to place an order.





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  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,755 points)

    Well given the traffic in this post, looks like you'll have the honor of both being the first to try it out and to be the one who answers this post if you place the order now

  • nusbaum Calculating status...

    I installed a SSD in my macbook pro and configured a fusion drive manually. I keep my images (referenced) on a slowish external drive (WD passport studio) and my library is on my fusion drive. Starting Aperture and browsing images is noticably faster, so I'm assuming the thumbnails and at least some the previews have made their way to the SSD. Initial loading of the full files isn't much faster, but I wouldn't expect it to be. Working with images once they are loaded seems quicker as well, perhaps some of the full sized images are cached for some about of time after their inital load. My overall impression has been quite favorable so far.


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