Hey guys. I appreciate all your help the past couple days. In general, I don't have so many stupid questions, but I've never had to do any of this on a Mac in the past, only Windows and I'm wanting to make sure I'm addressing the beast correct. With Windows computers, I'm so used to just doing whatever I want and if I mess it up, its always simple to fix. I still have never bothered to learn all the ins and outs of OSX and I probably should take the time right now too. My goal is to be as trouble free and hands off as I can be with this install. So, today I had an SSD installed in place of my old Fusion drive. They kept the 128GB SSD portion of the fusion drive installed in my iMac and made it into a "recovery partition" So basically it was wasted space. The install of OSX was on the 2TB Samsung EVO SSD. I felt that I would do better by wiping out both, reinstalling OSX on the 128gb Apple provided disk and just use the Samsung as Storage. My apps and the OS will not nearly need all 128gb of space. ( I don't think anyhow. I know on my MBP I have a 250 GB SSD and while I don't have as much stuff on it, I'm barely using 60 gb of space right now.) The failing portion of the Fusion drive was the crappy Seagate mechanical portion, not the SSD. I was going to merge the two SSD Volumes into one, but from what I understand, that is not a good idea as it's more likely if one fails that I'll lose everything. Would this be the optimal setup advised? I suppose I could just install everything to the 2TB Samsung and use the 128GB left over from the fusion drive for Time Machine backups (I honestly don't have need to keep anything other than maybe one backup at a time and I'd prefer just to make one TM backup of my base system with all my apps installed, minus extra files that I'll already have backups of in the cloud and on my other HD) and I'd be happy with that as well if it's possible. I've actually never used Time Machine in the five years since I went back to Mac. I just drag important files onto a separate HD that I keep for important stuff. I wouldn't mind doing time machine backups automatically just to risk less headaches in the future! Any advice would be appreciated.