Would love to hear from early adopters if this is a good idea for serving small-medium-large files. Currently loving the SSD with FMS, but hybrid storage is a different ball of wax.
I'm curious too but right now its iMac only IIRC. Won't be buying an iMac to use as a FM Server machine any time soon.
I looks like a combination of 2 drives. Not sure it would be good for a server. It looks like it dumps old files to the regular drive and keeps active files on the Flash
As far as I read on the press writes go to SSD preferredly and if SSD gets full, older files move to normal disk.
SSD/HDD hybrid drives have been around for a while, so you can retrofit an existing machine with a hybrid drive without getting a new iMac, though the drives already on the market work differently. I'd be interested to see a performance comparison between existing hybrid drives and Apples Fusion drives.
The Apple Store lists it as an add-on option for the new Mac Mini's as well. It's $250 and can only be added to the $799 model, not the entry-level model or the server model. The fact that you can't add it to the server model is a pretty good indicator that Apple doesn't intend for it to be used in that environment.
Still, hopefully Apple will provide some way to lock certain files, file types, apps, etc., to the SSD so they're not being shuffled around. Probably as a command-line option.
I just converted a couple of MacBook Pros to Fusion Drive. I've made a post about it here:
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