Apple Adds New 256 GB and 512 GB Flash Storage Options to iMac

Apple has added new storage options to its iMac lineup, allowing users to choose either a 256 GB or 512 GB flash storage drive as part of the order customization process. The new options are available as $300 and $600 surcharges respectively to replace the 1 TB traditional hard drive that is standard across all iMac models.

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Previously, the 21.5-inch iMac had not been available with dedicated flash storage options, only offering the standard 1 TB traditional hard drive and a $250 Fusion Drive option. Apple's Fusion Drive marries a 128 GB flash drive with a 1 TB traditional hard drive to seamlessly provide fast access to most-used files while also offering relatively cheap mass storage for the remainder of the user's storage needs. Those options remain available, but for those looking for an all-flash storage solution, Apple is now offering that in 256 and 512 GB capacities.

For the 27-inch iMac, Apple did previously offer an all-flash storage solution, but only as a 768 GB drive carrying a $900 upgrade fee. The 27-inch iMac is also available with 1 TB and 3 TB traditional hard drive options, with each of those also available in a Fusion Drive configuration. But with the addition of 256 GB and 512 GB flash options, Apple is now offering users who do not need massive amounts of storage the ability to maximize speed on their machines.

(Thanks, Steve!)

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98 months ago
Fusion Drive should be standard
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98 months ago
Can't believe the standard drive is 5400RPM. What a joke.
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98 months ago
So affordable and fair priced. :rolleyes:
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98 months ago

Can't believe the standard drive is 5400RPM. What a joke.


Wait for it - you'll be told that 5400 RPM is "good enough" and why the Mac is still better than a PC even with an antiquated, slow HD that costs stupid-high amounts of money.

For example, the iMac is thin! Take THAT, Microsoft Fanboys!!
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98 months ago

600 :eek: wtf !?!

Apple SSD Pricing. :D I can't even be angry about this, it's just hilarious.

This is for Dubai oil princes who don't know what to do with their money.
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98 months ago
600 :eek: wtf !?!
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