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Fusion Drive downside
Authored by: gabester on Nov 05, '12 08:40:40AM

One thing that I'm surprised we haven't seen more mention of is what I believe to be a downside of the Fusion drive. I have an SSD and HDD installed in my MBP. However, almost everything I need regular access to is on the SSD. The stuff on the HDD is mostly backup, archival, or occasionally accessed.

As such I regularly spin down the HDD to avoid the noise and power usage (I am still working on a better solution than periodically mounting via Disk Utility and unmounting via the Finder to spin it down). I am assuming that with Fusion drive the HDD would almost always remain on.

If Fusion Drive automatically manages the HDD spinup/down then that would be great... but I imaging the HDD will be left spinning all or almost all the time.

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Fusion Drive downside
Authored by: agentx on Nov 05, '12 09:09:34AM

You are right the power management part in laptops is the bit we are all not sure about ;-)

I have a 512Gb SSD and a 750GB SSD/HDD combo in mine and i often unmount the HDD.
Also there are glaring issues as far as HFS+ corruption when will Apple sort that out....maybe never....

I am unsure if Diskwarrior works on Fusion drives !

Edited on Nov 05, '12 09:14:37AM by agentx

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