Turn late 2011 iMac with SSD+HD into Fusion Drive

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Have a late 2011 iMac with 256 SSD + 2 TB HD, any way with use of software to turn it into a Fusion Drive?
     
  2. mrapplegate, Oct 31, 2012
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    I can't wait to set this up once I get some free time. :D:apple:
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Late 2008 MBP

    Anyone know of a reason why I couldn't do this to my late 2008 Macbook Pro? It's currently modded with a 500GB HDD in the optical drive bay, along with a 128GB SSD. Having these as one volume that worked automatically would be pretty handy.
     
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    I have done this with a 128gb ssd and a 1tb hdd in my 2011 mbp, have noticed it is a bit quicker but will prob take a while for the os to work out the apps etc i use most often but it does seem to work perfectly well.
     
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    My only concern that is now keeping me from doing this, is if Apple will break the configuration with any OS updates on non-official Fusion Mac models.
     
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    hmm which method did you follow? i have the same setup as you.
     
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    So now how does this work with windows under boot camp?

    From apple's support document it seems like only the HDD can be partitioned, but what if I wanted a windows partition entirely on the SSD?

    Could I partition a 256 GB SSD to be say 128GB Mac/Fusion and 128GB windows and then run fusion drive on windows?
     

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