Apple has posted new storage options for its iMac line of desktop computers, giving customers the options of either a 256GB or 512GB flash storage drive in place of the standard 1TB mechanical hard drive. The new options are priced at $300 and $600 respectively.
Previously, the 21.5-inch iMac had not been available with dedicated flash storage options, only offering the standard 1 TB traditional hard drive and a $250 Fusion Drive option. Apple’s Fusion Drive marries a 128 GB flash drive with a 1 TB traditional hard drive to seamlessly provide fast access to most-used files while also offering relatively cheap mass storage for the remainder of the user’s storage needs. Those options remain available, but for those looking for an all-flash storage solution, Apple is now offering that in 256 and 512 GB capacities.
Apple did previously offer an all-flash storage option for the 27-inch iMac, a 768GB drive that carried a hefty $900 price tag, The 27-inch iMac is also available with 1TB and 3TB traditional hard drive options, each also available in a Fusion Drive configuration.