Having been a Mac user since about 2006 I have watched with disappointment how Macs have never offered much storage in comparison with PCs. Although Apple argues in favour of external storage that plugs in, in my experience no matter how good the processor, there are always glitches and by far the best option is onboard storage. Yet even with this latest iMac offering we still only get a pathetic 1TB! I have been using a LaCie 5-Big with five x 1.5TB RAID drives as my main backup for upwards of ten years now and this is now falling way short of my needs. Western Digital do 8TB internal drives and IBM have developed a 200 petabyte storage system, so for the latest iMac to just have 1TB onboard is a joke. 1.5TB internal drives have been around for many years now so Apple could have at least put them in this latest offering (no good for me personally though), instead of 1TB or in some Mac models 500GB! As a sound engineer onboard storage is crucial for me and even though the website suggests up to 3TB fusion drive, in this day and age that is poor. So I’m now starting to look into Linux, although I will test out the latest iMac. by Clive Ashford
Being a sound engineer, we’d suggest that your storage needs are quite individual, Clive. A quick glance at Dell. com revealed its 24-inch Inspirons (which are obviously designed to look like the iMac) also
come with 1TB of storage as standard, and, as you say, Apple gives you the option of going up to 3TB.