Apple doesn’t charge you if you want a 1 TB Fusion Drive instead of the standard 256 GB SSD.
The 21-inch iMac comes with a 256 GB SSD, but you can upgrade to a 1 TB Fusion Drive without paying extra
The entire iMac series finally, And last but not least comes standard with SSD. What this means is that you don’t suffer from lean, slow hard drives with horrible boot times and mediocre app launches.
But that SSD offers you only a total of 256 GB of storage in exchange for fast boot times and app launches. Fortunately, Apple does not completely take away the luxury of mass storage and you can get a 1TB Fusion Drive if you want instead of the SSD. But here’s the best part: that Fusion Drive won’t cost you a cent. Just select the Fusion Drive before checking out and you are good to go. Everything else and you pay up to $ 400.
When it comes to speed, SSD is the way to go. But if you plan to share your iMac with many people at home, and you are sure there will be files, many of themthen the Fusion Drive is a very good option.
Fusion Drive is part SSD, part HDD. In short, you get the best of both worlds in a cheaper package. However, don’t expect fast boot times like an SSD, nor fast app launches.
One more thing to keep in mind: once you’ve opted for the SSD and the iMac has shopped to you, Apple won’t replace the SSD with a Fusion Drive. What you bought is what you should stick to. Officially you cannot upgrade to anything else.
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