Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 11:48 PM (in response to Peter Payne)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to Peter Payne)
I'm not sure how or what is different between the Standard 2012 Mac Mini and the 2012 Server...? However it looks like your Server also uses Fusion like or similar to the regular Mac Mini's.
"The version of Disk Utility that comes with Fusion Drive is unique. Earlier versions of Disk Utility can't be used with a Fusion Drive."
Have a look at > Mac mini (Late 2012) and iMac (Late 2012): About Fusion DriveiMac, Mac Mini, iPad, iPods, Mac OS X (10.6.8), (10.8.2), Safari, iTunes, iPhoto
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to den.thed)
Yes now that I've thought about it some more, the Mac Mini's Disk Util version might have been setting up a Fusion Drive for me, though without any kind of testing or blessing from Apple I'd be crazy to go with that. What I have now is a dual-SSD RAID that's ridiculously fast at booting, takes about 8 seconds. I'll wait for others to be bold and try to create their own Fusion Drives.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to Peter Payne)
Reading down thru the OWC article, it looks like selecting Ignore and not using Disk Utility on the Recover Partition is the only solution for now.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to Peter Payne)
I didn't get a Server but my i7 2.66 MacMini created a Fusion Drive through Internet Recovery Disk Utility when I addaed a Mercury Elite 240GB SSD. It appears to be working properly. See this article and the comments:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to Peter Payne)
Here is how I resolved this issue...
1.) command++option+R to boot in Internet Recovery Mode
2.) At the top, click Utilities > Terminal
3.) in the Terminal window type diskutil list
4.) use size to determin which disk is which
--or if you remember the install order, /dev/disk0 is the at the top (actual top) of the chasis and /dev/disk1 is the lower mount, easy to access drive that you probably changed out... but none of this matters for anything other than naming.
5.) enter the following in terminal
diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ Primary /dev/disk1
This will format the newly installed SSD (again, MAKE SURE ITS THE RIGHT DISK) as Journaled HFS+ and name the new volume "Primary".
6.) quit terminal and click the Re-Install OSX option
7.) install normally on your fresh new SSD