Remove hard drive portion of Fusion drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by qtrim, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. qtrim macrumors regular

    qtrim

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    Hi,

    I have a 2012 Mac Mini that came with a 128gb SSD and a 1TB spinning drive operating together as a Fusion Drive. Today I replaced the 128gb SSD with a new 1TB SSD in the SSD slot. I did not remove the old 1TB hard drive from the Mini. Should I have? Disk Utilities reports several read errors on the drive, so I don’t plan to use it. Is there a way to disable it, short of opening the system and disconnecting the cable?
     
  2. fricotin macrumors regular

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    I have the same setup and would like to replace the 128 SSD by a 500 but I don’t think it is that easy, I am not even sure if it is possible.
     
  3. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

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    You can erase the drive - remove the formatting completely via "gpt destroy" and it will only show in Disk Utility and hardware info. Then should spin down in energy saver preferences.
     
  4. qtrim thread starter macrumors regular

    qtrim

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