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view data separation on fusion drive

399 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2013 4:08 PM by G00gle26 RSS
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Feb 2, 2013 7:18 AM



I know fusion drive automatically decides what to put on solid state and sata, which is fine as It will likely do a better job than manual decision. I want to know though how I can look at what is on each individual drive. Disk Utility shows it as a single drive and I want to make sure that the OS is on SSD as well as the game i frequently play WoW. If anyone knows of a way to do this I'd be very grateful. Thanks!

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3TB Fusion Drive
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 5:32 PM (in response to maxatv)

    Hi, I think that is the problem, it's all seen as one drive & it happens behind the scenes.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 4:10 AM (in response to maxatv)

    That is because the Sys Report is looking at Hardware. All other ways to view files stored on a F drive is looking at it as One Volume, One Physical Drive/Volume (Which it is).


    If you want specific programs/OS on the SSD then brake apart the Fusion drive and use it as 2 independent disks.



    No there is not a way to see each disk independently as they are not independent disks.

  • G00gle26 Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to maxatv)

    Max, I would love to know the answer to this as well.


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