2012 27-inch iMac RAID 0

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  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    There is (OWC Aura)
     
  3. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Really wish Apple would use mSATA. :eek:

    The prices are almost double of conventonal SATA 6Gb/s SSDs.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Well, Sir Jony Ive prioritizes design over cost, so he'll do whatever it takes to make it thin, regardless of the cost :)
     
  5. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hope the industry decides to adopt Apple's standard!
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  7. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    These have been CONFIRMED by OWC to not work in the 2012 iMac....
     
  8. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple placed a limit on how large the fusion drive ssd would be.
     
  9. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  10. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So a 128GB OCW Aura will not work on a iMac?
     
  11. rw3 macrumors 6502a

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    From their (OWC) testing, no Aura will work, no matter the size.
     
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  13. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It "works".
     

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