|Nov 10, 2012, 04:00 PM||#1|
Fusion Drive & Hard Drive Spin Down
I have a 2010 iMac with built-in 256 GB SSD drive and a 2 TB hard disk. Currently I am using the SSD as my main boot drive for system and data, and the hard drive for offloading any data I do not currently need. Advantage of this setup is that I can unmount and eject the hard drive, making my iMac virtually noise-free and super responsive.
With the new option to create a fusion drive even on older iMacs such as mine, I find the possibility not to have to manually reshuffle data between my two drives very attractive. However, I am concerned about the ability of the HDD to spin down if unused.
Can anybody with first-hand experience running a fusion drive on such a setup post some details on whether at all the HDD is still allowed to spin down, and in what kind of regularity it happens? Naively I would assume that unless the data on the fusion drive exceeds the capacity of the SSD, the HDD would never actually have to spin up. However I am curious about hearing some insight.
Many thanks for sharing your experience.
|Nov 15, 2012, 07:46 AM||#2|
Survived "Waiting for Arrandale" ^^
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