“SSDs (solid-state drives) offer extremely reliable, fast, and consistent performance over many, many years,” Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld. “They aren’t subject to problems that can harm even the best-designed modern hard disk drives (HDDs): exposure to magnetic fields or the failure of moving parts inside the drives.”
“But SSDs remain expensive many years after they first appeared,” Fleishman writes. “One way Apple tried to offer more competitive pricing was to have as an option its own kind of hybrid drive… The Fusion Drive.”
“However, the Fusion Drive has always been a fussy thing,” Fleishman writes. “Fusion Drives, more than any other kind of storage device, demand continuous and rigorous backups, whether local (via Time Machine or the like) or cloud based.”
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