Apple Fusion Drive – What is it and what the *#%@ do we do with it? [CONFIRMED]

[Update november 27th; DiY FusionDrive confirmed!, see last page]

[Update november 9th; Do-it-yourself FusionDrive available!, see last page]

Hi all.

For a change, a regular blog post, not a how-to or a script to share, just some info on a “new” technology “invented” by Apple; Fusion Drive.

First of all; what is it?

Well, that’s a difficult question, since only Apple really knows and there probably isn’t a Mac outside of Apple HQ that runs on it. But based on the information presented by Apple and discussed by many techfora, like arstechnica and ubergizmo, already discussed Fusion Drive in depth and here’s the scuttlebutt;

1. Apple Fusion Drive combines a regular HDD with a fast SSD so files accessed often are available at high speeds, others are on the large capacity storage. All seamless and even so that certain files of one project can be on the SSD (the files you use) and others on the HDD (the documentation). It’s file-based (actually block-based), it’s seamless, it’s automatic. It fits the Apple philosophy perfectly; it’s dead-easy to use. Continue reading “Apple Fusion Drive – What is it and what the *#%@ do we do with it? [CONFIRMED]”