Will Crucial M4 work as a DIY fusion drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gadgetware, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. gadgetware macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    I'm about to purchase a new mac mini (2.3 i7) and I'm trying to decide whether to buy it with a fusion drive or build my own. I have a Crucial 128GB M4 (CT128M4SSD2) in my old PC I could use but I want something that's reliable and after it's installed I don't have to worry about opening things back up or dealing with any upgrade, kext, or compatibility issues.

    Will these older SSDs work in the mini? I know before there were some issues with partition block sizes and TRIM.
  2. gadgetware thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
    I had seen the first link but failed to see the 2nd one in my searching. Based on the comment quoted below, it doesn't sound like a good idea to try and use my Crucial SSD as a fusion drive. That basically means I could either run the SSD in a two drive system or order the fusion drive with my mini.

    Thanks for the quick response!

  3. donlab macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2004
    Why not give it a shot yourself and see if it works. Just make sure to upgrade firmware on M4 to latest in order to fix the 5000 hr bug.

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