Apple’s Fusion Drive: Faster Performance in a Simple Package [Tech]

Apple’s new Fusion Drive used in the latest Mac Mini and the upcoming iMac uses software to seamlessly integrate a 128 GB solid-state drive (SSD) with a 1 TB or 3 TB traditional hard drive to offer users the best of both worlds when it comes to speed and capacity. System files and other frequently used data are automatically moved to the SSD for maximum speed, with lower-priority data being stored on the much larger traditional hard drive.

A new video posted by TechfastLunch&Dinner shows how keeping the system files on the fast SSD cuts boot times in half for the Fusion Drive equipped Mac Mini compared to a similar system using only a traditional hard drive.