Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 31st Oct 2012 12:57 UTC
Mac OS X "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 (via John Siracusa).
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"Fun"
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 31st Oct 2012 16:39 UTC
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2006-07-14

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.

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RE: "Fun"
by kjmph on Wed 31st Oct 2012 16:55 in reply to ""Fun" "
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2009-07-17

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.

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RE[2]: "Fun"
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 31st Oct 2012 19:23 in reply to "RE: "Fun" "
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2006-07-14

https://twitter.com/siracusa/status/263663394975002625


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. .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_RAID_levels#RAID_0_failure_ra...

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RE[2]: "Fun"
by d3vi1 on Thu 1st Nov 2012 14:48 in reply to "RE: "Fun" "
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2006-01-28

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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