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Fusion drive on older Macs using Core Storage
on Wed 31st Oct 2012 12:57 UTC
"Since Apple has announced the Fusion drive, people have wondered if it's possible to use the fusion drive on older machines with a SSD and HDD."
Fun with Core Storage
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on Thu 1st Nov 2012 14:48 UTC in reply to "
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.
Actually, replacing the RAM, hard-drive and optical drive don't void warranty in most Macs.
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