Ssd and hdd in late 2012 Mac mini questions and help please

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ctsvnino, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Ctsvnino macrumors newbie

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    So I have a late 2012 mini with Yosemite os with 8gb memory and 1 tb hdd. So I purchased Samsung 256 ssd and dual drive kit from ifixit. On my Mac I have word quick note and windows parallel. So the question is can I have the ssd as os system and rest of files on my hdd? Like a fusion drive? I only used 60gb of the drive of my Mac currently.
     
  2. RockSpider, Oct 21, 2014
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    RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I'm thinking of doing the same thing, I'll keep an eye on this thread to see how you go, I have the 2012 model with 4GB ram.

    Yesterday I put the trial version of Parallels on it but it runs so slow it's hardly worth turning on. How does it run on yours and have you always had 8GB or did you upgrade later.

    I like the idea of Parallels so hoping to get this thing running a bit better. I forgot to ask, what version of Windows are you running, I'm running 8.1 and I'm running it through Bootcamp back to parallels, or vice versa.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    You can actually build a Fusion drive with any SSD and the built in hard drive. There are many threads on how to do so. However, YES you can have your OS and Applications on the SSD and your personal files on the hard drive. It takes a bit of organization on your part, but I've had my Mini set up this way for years. All of my media (movies, music, etc.) are on the hard drive that came with it and all of my OS and applications are on my SSD.
     
  4. Ctsvnino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have parallels trial also with windows 7 with 8gb runs ok not fast but does the job I need too.
     
  5. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    I've just bought the 8 gig so I'll try it out later, and within the next couple of weeks I'll buy the SSD.
     
  6. RockSpider macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, up and running with 8 gig, definitely a lot faster, and gave Windows 4 gig. Still not the fastest but a lot better, if I need speed I can always boot into Bootcamp.
    Now I'll start playing around with Ubuntu and Chrome.
     
  7. Ctsvnino thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ps hold I just back up my windows 7 because I have programs on it and have a partition on my ssd with OS X and windows? Or have a clean OS X on ssd and and reinstall windows that I have back up on hdd? I'm so confused and worried about doing this
     

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