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    New iMac with fusion ?
    Planning on buying another imac soon. It will be a new or a no more than 2 year old refurbished . I'm a small / medium user with a 2010 at present time.
    Is the old negative talk about fusion drives still true in 2017 ? The Apple store sells new imacs with fusion drives , have old issues been resolved.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise.
    I don't see no snakes.

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    Maybe you could tell us what the negative things were that you heard about fusion drives...so we are "all on the same page".

    But I would say that I haven't really heard anything different about them (good or bad). There are always negative things said about just about everything...so take things with a grain of salt. If you MUST have lots of internal storage...the fusion drive is certainly the best $$$/gig option. I like to advise folks to get SSD/flash storage internally...since it is so much faster...and is the state of the art. Then use an external drive to off-load stuff as necessary.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    I have a late 2015 iMac purchased in November 2015 with a fusion drive. I've had no issues whatsoever with the drive to this point. While I would have loved to purchase one with an SSD that just wan't in the budget. I also couldn't swing the dough for a fast external enclosure and drive. No matter what you decide keep a current clone around
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Well all drives fail sooner rather than later, even SSDs.

    If the pennies run to it, maybe a model with a 512GB PCI-e Flash Drive will fill your needs. If you do go Fusion, do not buy a 1TB drive since 2015 this come with only 24GB Flash Storage whereas the 2/3BT come with 128GB.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Great tip Harry regarding the small amount of flash memory on the 1TB fusion drive . I should have mentioned that!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Ahh well Nick I know what it is like with you old fellahs tee hee!
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Yes sir. My "spinner" hard drive is getting full!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    As usual , you folks come through with good info. , especially Harry's comment re: 1TB / 2/3TB.
    Knowledge you need before you drop your hard earned money.
    Regards.
    I don't see no snakes.

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