The Mac Mini Late 2014 has a faster storage speed than most comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This PC has a Flash storage medium, whereas most desktop computers that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. Flash Drives store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive. Across all few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Mac Mini Late 2014 the storage speed ranges from HDD (worst) to SSD (best).