Fusion Drive Now An Option for Low-end 21.5-inch iMac
In October, Apple announced the newer, thinner iMac. Apple also announced with it a new storage option called the Fusion Drive
, which was Apple’s answer to bringing hybrid storage drives on the Mac platform.
reports, Apple has now made their new Fusion Drive available as a storage option for the low-end 2.7Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 version of the 21.5-inch iMac. It was recently only available as a storage option for the 2.9Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 version of the 21.5-inch iMac.
Hybrid storage drives, like the Fusion Drive, meet consumers on two important dimensions that are considered when selecting storage options for a machine. The flash storage part of the drive will drive the computer with very fast read and write speeds, while the hard disk storage part of the drive will offer larger sums of affordable storage than flash memory can give us at this day and age.
The Fusion Drive will move applications that you use the most to the flash storage part of the drive so that they open faster. Applications that you don't use very much will be moved to the hard disk storage so they aren't constricting the availability of your flash storage.
Adding the 1TB Fusion Drive to your new 2.7Ghz quad-core Intel Core i5 21.5-inch iMac will only set you back an additional $250.