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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:34 AM   #1
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Can you separate Fusion Drive?

If you order the Fusion drive, can you separate it into two different identifiable discs, as opposed to one?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 03:37 AM   #2
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Yes you can, it requires some light terminal work.
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Yes, as reply #2 stated, you can "UN-fuse" a fusion drive setup using Terminal.

Be aware that if you boot from the recovery partition, and then launch Disk Utility, it will automatically attempt to "repair" the two separate drives back into a fused drive!

I'm not sure if this can be "over-ridden" so that you can then use Disk Utility as you wish on the separated drives.

Does anyone have that answer yet?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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I used this method and worked flawlessly. Also refer to that topic for any other useful information.
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