DRI VING FORWAR D
I have successfully installed an SS D drive in my 27-inch iMac. I did this as a personal challenge to see if my 81-yearold brain could do it! I now have two internal drives, and with my limited knowledge I’m unable to work out how to configure them to work as one. That is to say until I read the article about Fusion Drive in issue 296. After fitting the SS D, I copied the OS (El Capitan) to it, together with my apps. This gives me speedy startups and access to apps, but I feel I’m driving two systems instead of one. I realise that I can’t follow your article verbatim, but could it be the basis, with a little amendment, of the procedure I need to realise my goal?
by roy lund
alan says… Yes, it can be. Make a complete backup of your startup disk using Time Machine, and an OS X install disk as described in MF296. Check the backup is picked up by the install disk’s option to restore from Time Machine, but go no further. Instead, configure the Fusion Drive, put a clean installation of OS X 10.11 on it (to add a Recovery system), then restore the backup over it.