Considering creating a fusion drive .... questions

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

  1. InfiniteLoopy macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm interested in creating a fusion drive on an older Mac using these instructions:
    http://blog.macsales.com/17624-os-x...tup-option-for-non-fusion-drive-equipped-macs

    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

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    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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