The Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 has a faster storage speed than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a Flash storage medium, whereas most few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago 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. The storage speed of all similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Mac Mini Late 2014 ranges from HDD to SSD.