2012 iMac + 6TB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hexley, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    Thinking of installing a 6TB into a 2012 iMac with Fusion Drive.

    Anyone tried this already?

    I'm also open to 8TB & 10TB Hard Drives if they become available.
     
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  3. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    Hey did you (or anyone else reading this) do something like this? I'm curious to see if it's possible.
     
  4. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    I have not tried replacing the HDD with a larger HDD, but I have replaced a HDD with an SSD. What is it that you would like to know regarding the process? It is definitely possible if that is what you are asking.
     
  5. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    Yes, basically my question is whether there is anything inherent in the 3tb size for the spinner that makes it less efficient or somehow not possible with the fusion drive system.
     
  6. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the Fusion Drive in any way you want basically. Whether it is with a 1TB HDD and 500GB SSD or 8TB HDD and 128GB SSD doesn't matter. As long as the Fusion Drive is un-fused before the new hardware is added and then re-fused afterwards. Then the software will figure out the rest.
     

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