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Feb
18
awarded  Scholar
Feb
18
accepted MBPR 13" Late 2013. Two identical SSDs (different revs.) - one boots, one doesn't?
Feb
15
answered MBPR 13" Late 2013. Two identical SSDs (different revs.) - one boots, one doesn't?
Feb
14
asked MBPR 13" Late 2013. Two identical SSDs (different revs.) - one boots, one doesn't?
Oct
3
revised Trapped: MacBook always shuts down during EFI SMC Update 1.8. Can't boot. How to remove updater from boot routine?
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Oct
3
asked Trapped: MacBook always shuts down during EFI SMC Update 1.8. Can't boot. How to remove updater from boot routine?
Feb
5
comment Fusion Drive Setup: Possible to force the HDD to spin down as long as your reading from/writing to the SSD?
Because of this Fusion Drive is not the path to choose. Unless there is some true software caching available, splitting the contents with System, Apps and Caches sitting on the SSD, and User data residing on the HDD looks like the much more promising approach. See this video for instructions on how to set this up.
Feb
5
comment Fusion Drive with SSD and HHD Hybrid Drive (e.g. Seagate Momentum XT 750 GB with 8 GB SSD): Good idea or plain nonsense?
Because of this Fusion Drive is not the path to choose. Unless there is some true software caching available, splitting the contents with System, Apps and Caches sitting on the SSD, and User data residing on the HDD looks like the much more promising approach. See this video for instructions on how to set this up.
Feb
5
comment Fusion Drive with SSD and HHD Hybrid Drive (e.g. Seagate Momentum XT 750 GB with 8 GB SSD): Good idea or plain nonsense?
I just learned that the Fusion Drive "technology" is a lame duck, not a serious caching solution taking full advantage of the SSDs capacity. According to this credible report "the algorithm seems to be: Keep 4GB SSD space free, push down items to the hard drive to maintain that 4GB.", which means once the SSD is filled, there is no optimization in terms of any frequently used data -> SSD, any untouched data -> HDD going on. This renders my above question, at least to me, obsolete.
Feb
5
comment Fusion Drive Setup: Possible to force the HDD to spin down as long as your reading from/writing to the SSD?
I just learned that the Fusion Drive "technology" is a lame duck, not a serious caching solution taking full advantage of the SSDs capacity. According to this credible report "the algorithm seems to be: Keep 4GB SSD space free, push down items to the hard drive to maintain that 4GB.", which means once the SSD is filled, there is no optimization in terms of any frequently used data -> SSD, any untouched data -> HDD going on. This renders my above question, at least to me, obsolete.
Feb
4
awarded  Editor
Feb
4
revised Fusion Drive Setup: Possible to force the HDD to spin down as long as your reading from/writing to the SSD?
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Feb
4
awarded  Student
Feb
4
comment Fusion Drive with SSD and HHD Hybrid Drive (e.g. Seagate Momentum XT 750 GB with 8 GB SSD): Good idea or plain nonsense?
7200 rpm 2.5 inch SATA-III HDD with capacity of 750 GB and above, and 9.5 mm height? I don’t know many... It might sound weird, but at least here in Germany, the said Momentum XT 750 Hybrid is at around EUR 90 (USD 120) by far the cheapest drive which matches those specs.
Feb
4
asked Fusion Drive Setup: Possible to force the HDD to spin down as long as your reading from/writing to the SSD?
Feb
4
comment Fusion Drive with SSD and HHD Hybrid Drive (e.g. Seagate Momentum XT 750 GB with 8 GB SSD): Good idea or plain nonsense?
... perhaps other than that the Momentus XT 750 has a 7,200 rpm platter under the hood, of which there aren’t many to my knowledge, and the few which exist are more expensive than the Momentus, but without the SSD portion or don’t meet the 9.5 mm max. height requirement for internal use in the MacBook Pros optical bay.
Feb
4
asked Fusion Drive with SSD and HHD Hybrid Drive (e.g. Seagate Momentum XT 750 GB with 8 GB SSD): Good idea or plain nonsense?