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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:31 AM   #1
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Imac 2012 27" WAITING DIY OWC, FUSION DRIVE OR NOT?

Hello everybody,
I have a question about the fusion drive please.
If I get an Imac 27" with a Fusion Drive is going to be a Unique HD with all together or it's going to be a Regular HD + a SSD 128Gb ?
Since I'm planning to order later a DIY from OWC to add a bigger SSD it's pretty important that I get that answer because if the Fusion Drive is a composition of 2 parts I will simply trash the 128 SSD to put the OWC SSD losing $200. In that case I guess it's better if I simply go with a regular 1TB HD and wait till the DIY Kit will be released so I can save $200 and get the SSD place empty just waiting for the OWC SSD to be placed.

Let me know,
Sorry for my english in advance
Thank you very much for the help!

Ps: There are some rumors about a possible release date for that DIY Kit from OWC?
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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Have you seen how you take apart the new iMac? You might want to reconsider a DIY Fusion drive.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:48 AM   #3
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I can pay OWC to do all the dirty work in case, isn't a problem at all, but my question ether way is going to be relevant because if the SSD is a separate part I will get a $200 component sitting somewhere with no use at all after the OWC SSD upgrade.

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:56 AM   #4
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SSD is separate
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:01 AM   #5
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The SSD is separate.. but it will probably be sitting around doing nothing anyway. It's a blade-style flash card only used in MBAs, rMBPs, and iMacs.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:12 AM   #6
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If OWC will make a DIY kit to add the SSD, it will be much cheaper and faster than apple option... the question is if you can wait until it's released, and if you're willing to open and re-tape your mac...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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The SSD is separate.. but it will probably be sitting around doing nothing anyway. It's a blade-style flash card only used in MBAs, rMBPs, and iMacs.
I took the SSD from my retina Macbook Pro and use an adaptor to make it standard SATA.

http://www.microsatacables.com/apple.../#.UPARoaX7VcA
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:22 AM   #8
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Or you can just get external SSD and create a Fusion Drive out of that.
There are USB3 enclosures that achieve near internal speeds and are probably heck of a lot cheaper than paying OWC taking your iMac apart. Their blade-SSD is probably more expensive than regular SSD as well.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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I took the SSD from my retina Macbook Pro and use an adaptor to make it standard SATA.

http://www.microsatacables.com/apple.../#.UPARoaX7VcA
It fits in a standard 2.5" bay? It looks too long.
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It fits in a standard 2.5" bay? It looks too long.
It does indeed.
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