Apple briefly touched upon Fusion Drive for its upcoming iMac lineup yesterday, a new storage option that combines a 128 GB solid-state flash drive with 1 TB or 3 TB of regular hard drive space. Solid-state hard drives deliver much better performance than a traditional spinning hard drive does, providing faster reads and writes, faster boot times, quick access to applications and more.
Unfortunately, solid-state drives in larger capacities are significantly more expensive than hard drives. For this reason, the Fusion Drive couples the solid-state drive with a high capacity hard drive for storing your documents and other media. It’s the best of both worlds. Hopefully, Fusion Drive will make its way to future MacBook Pro models. What do you think about the Fusion Drive?