View Full Version : Creating A Fusion Drive From Backup?

May 22, 2013, 05:54 AM
I am looking at installing a 256GB SSD to my Mid-2011 iMac that already has a 1TB installed.

Every month I create a Bootable Backup using Carbon Copy to an external HDD.

My Question: Once I have the SDD fitted and ready to reinstall the OS, can I just reload the image from my Carbon Copy Backup, or do I need to conduct a fresh install of OSX ?


May 22, 2013, 09:50 AM
Once you create the fusion drive, you can just "re-clone" your cloned backup _back to_ the new fusion drive.

Works the same way as with any other drive...

May 22, 2013, 11:00 AM
It may take a few days for OS X to get performance back to where it was as OS X will have to move files between the SSD and HD again.

May 22, 2013, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the replies.

Looks like the re-install is going to be the better way to go.


May 22, 2013, 07:01 PM
Read the article Create your own Fusion Drive (http://blog.macsales.com/15617-creating-your-own-fusion-drive) to see how it is done.