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MacMini — Hard Drive vs SSD

The MacMini I’m testing has dual internal drives: a 1TB Apple hard drive and a 240GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (installed using the OWC DataDoubler).

The difference in boot time, application launch time and overall response time is dramatic: the Apple hard drive just feels so sluggish compared to the lightning fast OWC 6G SSD.

The Photoshop CS6 diglloydMedium benchmark shows that the OWC 6G SSD cuts the time in half as compared to the Apple 1TB hard drive. If anything, other system response characteristics are improved by more than that; it’s night and day.

A dual drive setup is WAY better than Apple’s Fusion option. It will perform better, avoids potential reliability problems with two JBOD'd drives, and it makes it possible to have having an internal clone or Time Machine backup.

Benefits of dual drives

Which leads me to my recommended setup for a far more useful Mac Mini:

MacMini 2012 Photoshop CS6 — diglloydMedium

 


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