Adding SSD for After-Market Fusion Drive - Will OS X Put the OS on the SSD?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by rayward, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. rayward macrumors 65832

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    I am about to rip the guts out of my iMac, in that I'm going to take out the original 1TB HDD and replace it with a 4TB HDD, add a 256GB SSD (and while I'm in there, swap out the SuperDrive for a slot-loading BD drive). The intent, obviously, is to create all the storage space I need for my media on board, but add the SSD so that the OS isn't slowed down by living on an HDD that's half-full already with media.

    So, when I get all this installed and boot up / install the OS, will Yosemite put itself on the SSD automatically, or do I need to point it in the right direction?

    TIA
     
  2. tpluth macrumors member

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    If you're going to create a Fusion drive, everything will go onto the one volume. As you use the system, it'll figure out what should be on the SSD and what should be on the HDD. You don't get (or need) any control over it.
     
  3. rayward thread starter macrumors 65832

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    Great! Thanks.
     

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