Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac mini

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 2, 2012, 10:30 PM   #1
PrePressAcrobat
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fusion Drive

I ordered a Mini server 2.6
with
the 2 HDDs
From OWC - I ordered a 120 extreme SSD
and
a 750 7200 HDD.

After I swap out the drives -
can I run these as a Fusion Drive on a mini
and
is it worth it?

There will be ...
the operating system
and
100 GB of heavily used files - daily (continually)
with
500 or so
GB files accessed occasionally (semi-daily) in storage.
-
Will Fusion Drive
allow the entire 870 GB
to be set up as a 435 GB mirrored RAID1?

MSD
PrePressAcrobat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:06 PM   #2
MatthewAMEL
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
No. I think you have a misunderstanding of how Fusion Drive works.

It's not RAID, but Tiered Storage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automated_Tiered_Storage

You can use RAID and Tiered Storage together, but I have no idea if CoreStorage supports that on OS X.

You will get the capacity of your drives - 10% useable space for a single Logical Volume.

I believe it's worth it. I am running a DIY Fusion Drive on my 13" MBP (240GB SSD, 500GB HDD). From what you said, you are exactly the kind of user Apple thinks would benefit.
MatthewAMEL is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 04:15 AM   #3
StevenT42
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
While you can install an SSD and HD in a Mac mini server, I doubt very seriously that they will function together as what Apple calls a Fusion Drive.
__________________
2012 Mac mini, 2.6GHz i7, 16GB, 1TB Fusion ; 2011 13" MacBook Air, 1.7GHz i5, 4GB, 256 GB Samsung SSD ; iPad mini retina 128GB WiFi+LTE ; iPhone 5S Gold 64GB ; iPod Classic
StevenT42 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 04:21 AM   #4
StevenT42
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I take that back ...Google seems to think otherwise.
__________________
2012 Mac mini, 2.6GHz i7, 16GB, 1TB Fusion ; 2011 13" MacBook Air, 1.7GHz i5, 4GB, 256 GB Samsung SSD ; iPad mini retina 128GB WiFi+LTE ; iPhone 5S Gold 64GB ; iPod Classic
StevenT42 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 06:57 AM   #5
Bierboy
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: East Moline, Ill.
And, of course, Google knows all.....
Bierboy is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:21 AM   #6
helveta
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
I have the same configuration. I saw a post a couple of days ago that said that the support for fusion drive was built into O'S X and that ther was a way to turn it on in terminal. It seemed too complicated for me, but I'm hoping someone will come out wit an add on that will do it. I'm in no hurry, I don't use the 750gb drive now.
helveta is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:32 AM   #7
helveta
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Found the link:

http://jollyjinx.tumblr.com/post/346...ince-apple-has
helveta is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:35 AM   #8
alexdd
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
It takes only 3 minutes and the instructions are here
http://www.mac-gamer.net/how-to/roll...-fusion-drive/
I booted from an external drive
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1.png
Views:	22
Size:	153.4 KB
ID:	374685   Click image for larger version

Name:	Untitled.png
Views:	24
Size:	136.3 KB
ID:	374686  
alexdd is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:37 AM   #9
alexdd
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
And here is the example
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...&postcount=214
alexdd is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 3, 2012, 09:44 AM   #10
alexdd
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Blackmagic test for Fusion
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DiskSpeedTest.png
Views:	31
Size:	739.4 KB
ID:	374688  
alexdd is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac mini

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Haswell iMac - Fusion drive or No Fusion drive? NbinHD iMac 14 Sep 24, 2013 02:00 PM
iMac no longer sees fusion drive after hard drive replacement cole01 iMac 6 Jul 21, 2013 11:44 AM
VMware Fusion 4 and Fusion Drive Kilamite Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Apr 24, 2013 04:54 AM
Going from a rig with 7200 drive, will the 5400 side of a Fusion drive annoy me? Whackintosh iMac 9 Feb 25, 2013 04:46 PM
27in 2011 iMac Fusion Drive & removing optical drive ZMacintosh iMac 1 Jan 21, 2013 11:24 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:43 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC