Time Machine recovery for HDD in SSD/HDD combo setup

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  1. CibbySF macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2014
    I have a MBP with an SSD and HDD combo setup. The HDD failed. Is there any way for me to restore a new HDD from my Time Machine backup that I have for the entire system?
  2. asriznet macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2013
    When you say SSD and HDD combo setup, did you mean fusion drive? If yes then the answer is yes, you will need to replace the HDD and fusion it back again.

    afterwhich you can restore from time machine.
  3. jhencken macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2011
    University Place, WA
    need to restore SSD and leave HDD intact

    I have a similar setup, but I have a different problem. I wanted to free up SSD space, so I copied my Home folder to the HDD, instructed the system to find it there, rebooted, and...

    Now the system doesn't see the SSD at all. So I don't know how to move back to my earlier configuration. I thought I could restore the entire SDD from Time Machine, but don't know how. I'm afraid if I try a Total System Restore it will try to back my my almost-full 2TB HDD as well, rather than just the 256GB SSD.

    Can you advise? I'd be very grateful.

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