“Storage is and, for the foreseeable future, will continue to be a large concern for end users and businesses alike,” Jesus Vigo writes for TechRepublic. “Despite the significantly lowered cost per GB of Solid State Drives (SSDs) and the outright dive in prices for old-school mechanical hard disk drives (HDD), users are always clamoring for more space and faster speeds.”
“Ideally, SSDs are great for increased performance, and when they’re configured in a RAID array, the storage limits are only the available ports and your pocketbook,” Vigo writes. “But still, a 2, 4, or 6 TB HDD presents more storage at a much lower price point than an SSD equivalent.”
“However, what if you could have speed and storage benefits by merging both?” Vigo writes. “This can be achieved by leveraging OS X’s Core Storage technology to create a DIY Fusion Drive of your own, using any SSD and HDD you wish.”
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