Trying to repartition Fusion Drive.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by secDJ, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. secDJ macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi, any idea why i cannot create a smaller partition than 120 GB in a fusion drive of a iMAC?
    I am trying to partition my 1 TB Fusion into two partitions. But I wanna do 60 GB and the rest the other partition. It gives my an error...

    Why?

    Is there any way to pass that error?

    Thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    The Fusion drive is two physical drives, joined together logically to make it appear like a single volume. You cannot partition a Fusion drive (Bootcamp can do this behind the scenese but it only operates on the spinning drive portion of the Fusion drive).

    You need to De-fuse the drive into the SSD portion and the spinning drive. Doing so is a destructive act, i.e., you lose your data but you will have to drives at the end.

    This link has details on how to do that, if you wish
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2015664/storage-flash/how-to-split-up-a-fusion-drive.html
     

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