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Note to the non-nerds: Our version of fun usually does include the increased potential for chaos, corruption, and the occasional explosion. Things that are very cool technology are not always the same as really reliable rock solid technology that should be used. This is one of those.
Why? This is a shipping feature that is present on new hardware available today. The HW isn't present in older models, but the SW is. If say, you were like me, and broke warranty and installed these drives anyways, then setting up a logical volume would be the exact same as using the new Fusion Drives. Remember, Apple isn't using a special hybrid drive, they are only using logical volume management and handing data transfer in SW.
Fusion drives in general aren't a good idea. If it were completely bug free it would have the same reliability as a completely bug free raid 0 config. .
Oh pardon, you are stating that the reliability is bad for an installation like the Fusion Drive, period. Not that the SW is prone to chaos when you yourself setup a Fusion Drive using the instructions in the linked article. I apologize!
Even if you are doing this?
Hence the ability to setup a Fusion Drive myself..
I am not sure what the author is demonstrating in the link at the end of the article. So he doesn't use HFS+ because corrupting a formatted disk image is not detected by Disk Utility but is detected by fsck?
I am not seriously worried about data on my disk.
On the other hand the trick he showed with the Fusion drive is quite exciting
I have some worries about the data on your disk, your HFS+ data will be in my prayers every night.
Has anybody tried this out yet?
I have a macbook with a 90gb SSD and 500gb WD Black Ed. hard drive in the media bay.
Current I run the OS from the SSD and all of my media is linked to the /Users/<User profile> on the SSD.
From the blog post, the volume creation would have to happen while booted off the installation media, if you want to install onto the fusion drive.