Fusion Drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by PrePressAcrobat, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. PrePressAcrobat macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    I ordered a Mini server 2.6
    the 2 HDDs
    From OWC - I ordered a 120 extreme SSD
    a 750 7200 HDD.

    After I swap out the drives -
    can I run these as a Fusion Drive on a mini
    is it worth it?

    There will be ...
    the operating system
    100 GB of heavily used files - daily (continually)
    500 or so
    GB files accessed occasionally (semi-daily) in storage.
    Will Fusion Drive
    allow the entire 870 GB
    to be set up as a 435 GB mirrored RAID1?

  2. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    No. I think you have a misunderstanding of how Fusion Drive works.

    It's not RAID, but Tiered Storage.



    You can use RAID and Tiered Storage together, but I have no idea if CoreStorage supports that on OS X.

    You will get the capacity of your drives - 10% useable space for a single Logical Volume.

    I believe it's worth it. I am running a DIY Fusion Drive on my 13" MBP (240GB SSD, 500GB HDD). From what you said, you are exactly the kind of user Apple thinks would benefit.
  3. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    While you can install an SSD and HD in a Mac mini server, I doubt very seriously that they will function together as what Apple calls a Fusion Drive.
  4. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2010
    I take that back ...Google seems to think otherwise.
  5. Bierboy macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    East Moline, Ill.
  6. helveta macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2012
    I have the same configuration. I saw a post a couple of days ago that said that the support for fusion drive was built into O'S X and that ther was a way to turn it on in terminal. It seemed too complicated for me, but I'm hoping someone will come out wit an add on that will do it. I'm in no hurry, I don't use the 750gb drive now.
  7. alexdd macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012

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  8. alexdd macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2012
    Blackmagic test for Fusion

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