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Nov 06, 2012

Will you be able to use Apple's new "fusion drive" on Macs that don't come equipped with it?

First off, whoever is coming up with component names for Apple deserves a raise. "Retina" display. "Fusion Drive." That's pure gold. I like the idea of having storage that sounds as if it could provide backup propulsion for the Starship Enterprise (Next Generation version, please). "Engage the Fusion Drive, Mr. Cook."

Anyway, from what I've seen so far, the Fusion Drive looks like a pretty sweet idea - combine the speed of SSD and the cheap capacity of a HDD to get, er, speed and capacity. That's why I'm not a writer for Apple, folks. Will these be compatible with older Macs that didn't ship with Fusion Drives installed, or is it new Mac only?

11/07/2012
Apparently so, check this out:

Apple's New Fusion Drive Works on Older Macs
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/31/apples-new-fusion-drive-works-on-old...
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11/07/2012

I've read that the fusion drive will work on Macs running 10.8.2, but I haven't confirmed that with "eyes on".

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