Fusion Drive Upgrade DIY

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fried Chicken, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

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    I have a late-2012 iMac specced without the fusion drive ($250 for 128GB was stupid).

    It's my understanding the stick drive found in MBP can be used for the fusion drive.

    OWC sells this kit:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Air-Retina/Apple-MacBook-Pro-Retina-2012-Drive-Internal-Flash

    Will this work in my iMac as a fusion drive DIY?
    $299 for 480GB is almost reasonable. I'm fairly confident OS X's fusion drive technology can scale up to larger drives. This may be an alternative to waiting for 1TB SSDs become reasonably priced.
     
  2. mmomega macrumors 68030

    mmomega

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    DFW, TX
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    You may want to contact OWC if that drive will even work.
    I don't believe it does which is why they don't list the 2012-2013 iMacs as a computer it can be used in.

    On your 2nd point, yes Fusion can scale up. I installed my own 256GB Samsung 840Pro + a 1TB HDD in my Mac Mini and my OS X Install disc automatically created the fusion drive after asking one question in setup.
    It has been rock stable since.
     

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