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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Turn late 2011 iMac with SSD+HD into Fusion Drive

Have a late 2011 iMac with 256 SSD + 2 TB HD, any way with use of software to turn it into a Fusion Drive?
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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Have a late 2011 iMac with 256 SSD + 2 TB HD, any way with use of software to turn it into a Fusion Drive?
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/10...roll-your-own/

Part 1
http://jollyjinx.tumblr.com/post/346...ince-apple-has
Part 2
http://jollyjinx.tumblr.com/post/346...ed-to-know-how

Another example
http://www.petralli.net/2012/10/anal...nal-hard-disk/

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Old Nov 1, 2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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I can't wait to set this up once I get some free time.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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Late 2008 MBP

Anyone know of a reason why I couldn't do this to my late 2008 Macbook Pro? It's currently modded with a 500GB HDD in the optical drive bay, along with a 128GB SSD. Having these as one volume that worked automatically would be pretty handy.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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I have done this with a 128gb ssd and a 1tb hdd in my 2011 mbp, have noticed it is a bit quicker but will prob take a while for the os to work out the apps etc i use most often but it does seem to work perfectly well.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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My only concern that is now keeping me from doing this, is if Apple will break the configuration with any OS updates on non-official Fusion Mac models.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 04:49 PM   #7
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I have done this with a 128gb ssd and a 1tb hdd in my 2011 mbp, have noticed it is a bit quicker but will prob take a while for the os to work out the apps etc i use most often but it does seem to work perfectly well.
hmm which method did you follow? i have the same setup as you.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 06:59 AM   #8
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hmm which method did you follow? i have the same setup as you.
i used the http://www.petralli.net/2012/10/anal...nal-hard-disk/
method was easy and quick to follow.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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So now how does this work with windows under boot camp?

From apple's support document it seems like only the HDD can be partitioned, but what if I wanted a windows partition entirely on the SSD?

Could I partition a 256 GB SSD to be say 128GB Mac/Fusion and 128GB windows and then run fusion drive on windows?
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