Tag - Fusion Drive
A 2TB capacity version of the Mac mini has reappeared in the online Apple Store, following the latest revision to the budget Mac that had removed the option, among other changes. In its most recent update, Apple removed the Mac mini "server edition" (though regular Minis can easily be made into servers still) and with it the 2TB hard drive storage option. The new 2TB model is limited to only the high-end, $999 configuration, but now uses an Apple Fusion Drive rather than a conventional hard drive.
Yesterday Mac Elite "Doc HM" proudly announced the completion and installation of a "homebrew" Fusion Drive for his MacBook Pro in the MacNN forums, click here to read more about this great success and find a link to read the full report on how this was done. One Dedicated MacNNer is looking for a way to modify the keyboard on the iPad mini to be more like the iPhone keyboard.
Apple has announced it is releasing a new drive system for its computers, designed to offer both speed and high capacities. The Fusion Drive uses both solid state storage and a larger capacity hard drive in tandem, offering the high-speed file access of an SSD combined with the cheaper and bigger capacity of traditional storage drives.