Considering creating a fusion drive .... questions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by InfiniteLoopy, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. InfiniteLoopy macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2010

    I'm interested in creating a fusion drive on an older Mac using these instructions:

    However, I have some questions beforehand:

    - This will still work under 10.9 won't it?
    - What happens if one of the hard drives fails, can I simply replace the faulty drive and restore from a backup (clone or time machine) the required data?
    - If the SSD (with the OS) fails, would I have to create a fusion drive again before installing the OS?
    - I use a Crucial M4 SSD. Should trim be enabled in a fusion drive (I have it enabled now in a two-drive setup).
    - Is such an installation recommended or am I asking for trouble?
    - I currently have the SSD in the hard drive enclosure and the HDD in an optibay. Is this the recommended way?

    Thanks, :)
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If either portion of the Fusion drive dies, you will have to restore everything that was on the Fusion drive.

    And yes you can restore like normal from Time Machine or a clone.

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