3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 10:44 PM by Side_Step_Society
Drceazy Level 1 (0 points)

I was gonna get the base model 27" iMac. First one ill ever own. I just can't decide if paying extra for the fusion drive is gonna be worth it or not. Is there a BIG difference?

  • ssls6 Level 4 (2,865 points)

    a few miliseconds on commonly performed tasks, only you can value your time.  I love it but prefer the 1TB over the 3TB.

  • Kappy Level 10 (266,058 points)

    You are paying for the addition of an SSD plus the HDD joined together. So you aren't paying for anything special - just an SSD and HDD configured as a Fusion Drive. You can do some Google searching on your own to learn more about them.

  • Side_Step_Society Level 2 (330 points)

    I created one myself in my 2011 MacBook Pro. Love it. Originally had a 240GB Intel SSD. Got an Optibay to install the original 750GB drive into. Now I've got the storage I need with the speed I've grown accustomed to.


    I'd highly recommend it, especially on the newer iMacs where replacing/swapping hard drives isn't done quite as easily.