Can you separate Fusion Drive?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by theaero, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2008
    If you order the Fusion drive, can you separate it into two different identifiable discs, as opposed to one?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Dec 8, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Yes you can, it requires some light terminal work.
  3. macrumors 603

    Feb 20, 2009
    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?
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011

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