Fusion Drive Now Available as Option for Low End 21.5" iMac

As noted by MacGeneration and in our MacRumors Forums, Apple is now allowing the entry level 21.5" iMac to be configured with a 1TB Fusion Drive.

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The Fusion Drive is a built-to-order option for the iMac and Mac mini that combines SSD and traditional hard drives into a single logical volume.

With Fusion Drive in your iMac, disk-intensive tasks — from booting up to launching apps to importing photos — are faster and more efficient. That’s because frequently used items are kept at the ready on speedy flash storage, while infrequently accessed items go to the hard drive. The file transfers take place in the background, so you won’t even notice.

The 1TB Fusion Drive add-on is a $250 option and was previously only offered on the high end 21.5" iMac, high end Mac mini and 27" iMacs.

Top Rated Comments

haruhiko Avatar
108 months ago
Why wasn't it an option in the first place?

Early adopters are screwed again.
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NutsNGum Avatar
108 months ago
Why wasn't it an option in the first place?
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Santabean2000 Avatar
108 months ago
Should be standard in my opinion. Option to go fully SSD.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jibbajabba Avatar
108 months ago
Why wasn't it an option in the first place?

Maybe because the high end ones didn't sell.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hlfway2anywhere Avatar
108 months ago
how generous.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac32 Avatar
108 months ago
The iMac storage options are pure BS. What about offering a couple of SSD-options instead, like 256GB and 512GB (in all iMac models)? I for one am not gonna get any fusion drive ever in an iMac. I want SSD. It's safer, cooler, less noisy, faster/always fast etc., pretty much completely superior to HDs in every way expect storage size, but a lot of people don't need 1-3 GBs of internal data in their iMacs!!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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