Is the Fusion Drive 2 different drives?

peterson40

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Aug 17, 2008
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Everyone is saying Apple is just renaming the Hybrid Drive and adding a software feature and calling it fusion... By the looks of the following picture, could it actually be two separate physical drives that the controller sees as one? It looks like the ssd is soldered onto the motherboard and the physical drive is separate. Think we can upgrade the physical drive with another SSD?

 

MojoRisinSD

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Nov 1, 2012
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I have been thinking this since the announcement. If I remember correctly the rMBP SSD is actually replaceable, so I would imagine the iMac's SSD will be also. If this is the case, we should be able to potentially go with a 1TB drive at first and add an SSD in the future when the price goes down. This is assuming that it is as easy to get into the new iMac's as the old ones. What do you guys think?
 

MojoRisinSD

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Nov 1, 2012
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I just compared images of the rMBP logic board to the new iMac's logic board, it looks like they do use the same type of SSD. Again, it now depends on how easy it is to get into the iMac to add your own SSD. I would imagine once you have the SSD in there, the Fusion setup should be fairly easy considering the success people have already had creating their own.
 

daveishere

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Dec 2, 2008
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I imagine it will be two physical drives, but PS mentionned that it would be regarded as one logical drive within OS X.

Waiting to see how much this option is.
 
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