How to activate Fusion Drive on older Macs?

Installing and Configuring Fusion Drive on iMac

Along with the new iMac (2012) announcement, Tim Cook also announced the Fusion Drive technology. Fusion Drive can be useful if you are using an SSD hard drive and a simple HDD in the same computer. What is Fusion Drive, and how to install it, read the article below!

Fusion Drive is a technology that combines an SSD drive and a regular hard drive into one partition. The system distributes programs and files in this way: frequently used files and programs are stored on the SSD, rarely used on the HDD. Due to this, the system’s high speed is achieved, and you do not need to worry about free space on the SSD. New iMacs automatically turn on Fusion Drive, but what about older MacBooks and iMacs?

Watch this amazing video tutorial on how to set up Fusion Drive on Mac OS

Or use this article to create a fusion drive on mac :

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1) You need a computer with Mac OS 10.8.2 or later, so it’s time to update your system if you don’t systematically do it.

2) You will need a USB flash drive with Recovery HD. 

3) Copy all valuable information because the Fusion Drive creation operation will overwrite all your data. In general, I recommend using Time Machine if you are not already using it. You can then quickly restore your system without losing data.

4) Boot from the USB flash drive, open the Terminal on the USB flash drive.

5) Enter the command:  diskutil list.

The screen will display information about your hard drives. Here you need to remember the IDs of the hard drives you want to create Fusion Drive. In this case, these are disk0 and disk1.

6) Next, enter the command diskutil cs create Name disk0 disk1. Here Name is the Name you want to give to your future hard drive. If you’re going to use a two-word name, then type in quotation marks “My Disk,” for example. The SSD drive identifier must come first. In this case, it’s disk0.

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7) The result of executing the command should be something like: Core Storage LVG UUID: 11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555 Finished. Let’s copy the UUID number. In my case, it is 11111111-2222-3333-4444-555555555555 – we will need it in the next command.

8) Enter the last command –  diskutil coreStorage createVolume UUID jhfs + Name 100%. Here UUID is the number we copied in step 7, and Name is the Name we assigned to our Fusion Drive in step 6.

That’s it. You have created Fusion Drive. 

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