The speed of flash drive vs hard drive vs fusion drive? Now, we know that these words are a little overwhelming to the tech newbie – what on earth is the difference between a flash drive, a hard drive and a fusion drive?
This is a slightly more old school way of doing this. Essentially, the data is collected by spinning around. The most basic of options, it is probably best for those who are on a serious budget and only plan on using their MacBook for the most basic of requirements.
This combines the power of both the chip as well as the hard drive and is essentially a hybrid hard drive. Combining a traditional hard disk drive and flash storage drive, it is a pretty good compromise between affordability and speed. It also has the potential to come in pretty high capacities – all the way up to 1TB and 3TB, which is a pretty phenomenal level of storage. They also have far better starting up times than HDDs. This means it should work for most creatives working on graphics and images.
This is essentially the superpower of all drives and basically takes all your data off a chip. It is the perfect accompaniment to an individual who is doing some serious editing, so works well for the videographers out there or creatives who are working with high-resolution images. The Flash drive is also completely quiet, so if you are planning to produce music or create videos with sound, this may be the right choice for you. It can also be considered a pretty solid investment as it should last quite a few years and even if you do flood your computer with images and audio files it will still run at the same speed.
However, it is not necessarily the cheapest option – so do really consider your needs and whether this is the right option for you. If you are using your computer for everyday chores then the fusion drive may well be right for you.
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