Can you separate Fusion Drive?

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

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    If you order the Fusion drive, can you separate it into two different identifiable discs, as opposed to one?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    #2
    Yes you can, it requires some light terminal work.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    Yes, as reply #2 stated, you can "UN-fuse" a fusion drive setup using Terminal.

    HOWEVER -
    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

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