Fusion Drive


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Fusion Drive

A storage unit in the iMac and Mac mini that combines a hard drive (HD) with a solid state drive (SSD). Introduced in 2012, the Fusion Drive automatically moves frequently used data from the HD to the SSD for faster access. Unlike hybrid drives, which have an SSD cache for temporary staging, the Fusion Drive retains the data in the SSD. See SSD and hybrid drive.
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Fusion Drive combines the large storage capacity of a hard drive with the high performance of flash to deliver shorter boot times and faster access to apps and files.
include a 1 TB hard drive, a 1 TB Fusion Drive and up to 256 GB of flash
Apple says that the new iMac is the most advanced desktop the firm has ever made that features a stunning design, brilliant display with reduced reflection, faster processors and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive.
The (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-27-imac-with-retina-5k-display-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-1tb-fusion-drive-silver/4260700.p?skuId=4260700) 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display and 1TB fusion drive, has a $400 discount, with cost of $1,599.99.
Buyers will also have the choice of selecting a Fusion Drive of up to 2TB on the 21.5-inch iMac model and up to 3TB on the 27-inch version.
With the model code K0SC0LL/A, the iMac was listed as having Retina 5K display, 32GB memory and 2TB Fusion drive. 
The fruity giant has also implemented Fusion Drive, an "innovative new storage option" that gives customers the performance of flash and the capacity of a hard drive by combining 128GB of flash with a standard hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance.
The iMac comes with 1TB of storage, but customers can choose whether they'd like to upgrade to 3TB, also whether they'd like their storage to be flash, pure SSD, or a new mix of two that Apple calls the "Fusion Drive."
We got the 27-inch iMac with Apple's Fusion Drive, which Apple promises will perform better than a system with a simpler, spinning hard drive.