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Have a DIY Fusion Drive? Don’t forget ‘trimforce enable’ !

Posted on: 15:23 by Maurits

Since the introduction of the Fusion Drive by Apple I was impressed with the simplicity of use and overall performance of the Fusion Drive. It just feels like a large SSD.
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In my Mac Mini 2009 I have replaced the optical drive with a third party SSD, and created a DIY (Do It Yourself) Fusion drive of this SSD with the existing hard drive. Read on how trimforce enable brings back speed to my Mac Mini.
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Local DeployStudio setup for classes: 10.11 Issues solved

Posted on: 14:03 by Maurits

All our Mac’s are configured with a local partition (RestoreX) that contains a full OS X System, with a local DeployStudio setup to restore the other partition for use in training.
We do this to be able to restore Macs at the start of each class without the need to build an ethernetwork first, which is useful when we are travelling.
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With 10.11 we had to make a few changes to the workflow we used since 10.5 times, due to SIP.
In this blog I will show you what are the issues with DeployStudio 1.7.2 on OS X 10.11/SIP, how I solved them with a script using diskutil mergePartitions and diskutil splitPartitions, and some more details including my complete workflow and lessons learned.
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