Some questions about installing SSD for fusion drive

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  1. smirk, Apr 21, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2016

    smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    Hey everyone,

    I was thinking of adding an SSD to my mid-2011 iMac and turning it into a fusion drive with those terminal commands. Is a home-brew fusion drive as reliable as an Apple one? I kind of want to make sure this isn't a risky hack.

    Also, once the drives are fused together, will SMART utilities still be able to get readings on both drives, so I can keep an eye on bad block allocations?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, a home brewed Fusion Drive is as reliable as Apples own as it uses the same software to make it a Fusion Drive. I have used a late 2009 with a home brewed Fusion Drive for 3 years now without any issues.
     
  3. smirk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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