Upgraded Mac Mini powerful enough for Photoshop & downloading large image files?

Started Aug 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mateo Miller
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I'm not an expert. link to interesting pros and cons of fusion
In reply to Basalite, Aug 9, 2013

Just got my 2012 Mac Mini 2.3 GHz Quad core i7 yesterday.

I replaced the internal 1TB drive with an after market SSD and will be using the 1TB drive for Time Machine.

I also have an external 1TB drive for my photos.

The only thing on my SSD is the OS and Applications.

DigLloyd has some interesting articles on Mac performance Mac Performance Guide, Mac Mini 2012 dual drives vs Fusion

Not confident with "Fusion" technology, yet.

I talked to a couple of "Genius" and they weren't too enthusiastic about the reliability either.

Better safe than sorry, and Apple really over chargers for SSD's IMHO.

Haven't installed the RAM yet.  I thought I would play with the system for a week or two and see if anything weird happens.

Check Apples refurb listings.  I saved a couple of hundred bucks.

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