2012 27-inch iMac RAID 0

Hexley

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I bought a 2012 27-inch iMac Core i7 with Fusion Drive a 53 weeks ago. Now I know it has a conventional 1TB SATA HDD and a "blade" 128GB SSD. Are there already 3rd party replacements for the "blade" SSD?

I'd like to be able to RAID 0 or Fusion Drive two SSDs to get reads/writes exceeding 1,100MB/s.
 

yjchua95

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I bought a 2012 27-inch iMac Core i7 with Fusion Drive a 53 weeks ago. Now I know it has a conventional 1TB SATA HDD and a "blade" 128GB SSD. Are there already 3rd party replacements for the "blade" SSD?

I'd like to be able to RAID 0 or Fusion Drive two SSDs to get reads/writes exceeding 1,100MB/s.
There is (OWC Aura)
 

yjchua95

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I hope the industry decides to adopt Apple's standard!
Me too. I hate having the aesthetics of my desk ruined by an ugly EPSON printer and all other whatnot, ranging from plasticky business card holders and paper holders.

Bang and Olufsen makes well-designed speakers, but at that price tag, I'd rather invest in new lenses for my photography job instead.
 

rw3

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Apple placed a limit on how large the fusion drive ssd would be.
This is also not correct. CoreStorage doesn't care how large the SSD is in a Fusion setup. The OWC Aura isn't designed for the iMac but the rMBP.
 

Hexley

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This is also not correct. CoreStorage doesn't care how large the SSD is in a Fusion setup. The OWC Aura isn't designed for the iMac but the rMBP.
So a 128GB OCW Aura will not work on a iMac?
 

Hexley

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That gives you the ability to add a second 2.5" SATA drive to the iMac. It is just a unit that adapts Apple's proprietary connector to a normal SATA connector.
It "works".