Replacing an iMac Fusion drive vs getting iMac

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Re: Replacing an iMac Fusion drive vs getting iMac


On Dec 9, 2017, at 15:31, Curtis Wilcox <[hidden email]> wrote:

Yes. While how Fusion works is interesting, it adds risk of data loss that I avoid. And using it with external drives would be kind of crazy as they add additional risks.

Yep. I also agree that as SSD prices fall Fusion will become less relevant.

When I bought my iMac at the end of 2014 I paid extra for a 500GB SSD, and I bought a Drobo for bulk storage. All my apps, mail, whatever, fits nicely on the SSD, and I have my iTunes library, my Photos library, Plex library, etc, on the Drobo. The system is fast for the things I need it to be fast for, and the Drobo is plenty fast enough for iTunes and Plex. YMMV.

There were people who only got a 128GB SSD, then had to resort to symlinks and other hacks to get the bulk of their data stored somewhere else. I thought that this was “penny wise/pound foolish”.

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