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Mac user builds a Fusion Drive to your existing computer

Mac user builds a Fusion Drive to your existing computer

Fusion Commercial Drive during the keynote

A few days ago Apple used the mini iPad keynote to present technology, a kind of hybrid disk (128 GB SSD and 1.3 TB HDD) that promises better performance in the boot of the OS and applications for the new iMac without sacrificing the storage capacity.

Apparently what this technology is not something from another world because a developer named Patrick Stein managed to create its own Fusion Drive using an SSD and a hard drive connected via USB to your old Mac Apparently Apple technology is proposed software level, so Patrick managed to achieve something similar using the Terminal commands.

The experiment included a 120GB SSD connected via SATA and a 750GB hard drive connected by USB (this was on purpose to show the change in speed). The instructions and annotations later found in the Tumblr page of Patrick. If you have the required hardware and want to experience creating your Fusion Drive, below.

Link: Fusion drive on older Macs? YES! (via MacRumors )

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