Apple broadcasts Fusion Drive

Apple announces Fusion Drive

Apple has pulled one sudden rabbit out of its hat immediately, the Apple Fusion Drive. It is a mixture of SSD and HDD know-how. Fusion Drive is a part of the brand new iMac simply introduced, and is a know-how supported by Mountain Lion. In idea, it is just like auto-tiering that’s utilized in enterprise environments.

In apply, Apple is providing a 128 GB SDD with a 1 TB or three TB HDD drive which might be mixed with sensible software program. The OS will monitor which apps you employ probably the most and runs them from the SDD. Apple claims that, when the system is idle, it makes use of 50 % much less energy than a regular arduous drive.

No phrase on whether or not this tech will hit different Apple merchandise however it’s logical. I might like to see exterior drives with this configuration as properly.

This text was initially revealed on Tuaw.

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