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Apple Fusion Drive: Speedtest & Demo [Video]

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Simon - 2 years ago
Pretty impressive. I just wish they would offer the fusion drive with 256gb SSD option.
Tipp - 2 years ago
It's already built into Mountain Lion 10.8.2, and you can do it yourself on any machine that supports 10.8.2. It will be interesting to see if Apple offers official support for this in Disk Utility or on the flip side, if they remove the commands to do it from machines that didn't come with the "Fusion Drive" as an option at purchase. Story with linked tutorials here: http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/31/apples-new-fusion-drive-works-on-older-macs/
MonkeySee - 2 years ago
It's absolutely true. I put Samsung 256G SSD in the machine in conjunction with the existing 2TB drive and reinstalled OSX 10.8.2 on the SSD. Next, I instructed the machine to store and access all movie files in a Movie Folder create on the 2TB drive. The performance of is quite extraordinary. The movie experience is unaffected because it's read-only and limited by the data rate of the file only. All other frequently accessed files are kept on the SSD. Second test: pair a couple of 500G drive, set up as RAID0, with the SSD and set up a Document folder on RAID. The result: nearly twice as fast as the single HD. No need to buy Fusion.
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