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Hi Guys,
My purchase of an iMac is not too many months away, (failing any fiscal cliffs I may stumble on),

Along with many other options,
There appears we now have an array of drives to choose from, namely
SSD, Fusion and "normal" ? I think that is a SATA drive but that's a description by the "technology challenged", me!)

From what I have read so far,
SSD, fastest but smaller storage
Fusion, almost as fast as SSD but bigger storage but not as much as SATA
SATA, old technology, moving parts etc

I guess the question here would be,
"Out of the bunch, which is the most robust?"
I'm thinking of doing the back-up on two portable drives as I'm doing now and if one SATA drive dies, I have another

Fusion is new to me, never heard of it before
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Read this article from PC Mag: LINK There are also many other articles explaining the Fusion drive, what it is, and how it works. Google, Google, Google......
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Read this article from PC Mag: LINK There are also many other articles explaining the Fusion drive, what it is, and how it works. Google, Google, Google......
Thank you,
Appreciate the link,
Yes! Have been googling, perhaps I need to change some search patterns
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