Replacing the Fusion HDD with a SATA SSD?
I have a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5. With 1TB fusion drive. I purchased a ‘2TB Samsung 860 QVO MZ-76Q2T0B/AM 2 TB Solid State Drive - SATA [SATA/600] - 2.5”’. As well as the OWC toolkit for doing this.
I was planning to replace the HDD with this SATA SSD. I found it is not possible to create a fusion drive with two SSDs. I really hate mechanical hard drives.
Would it be okay to replace the HDD with the SATA SSD and use the Apple blade (which is apparently only 24gb on the 1tb systems) to keep Catalina installed on and use the 2tb SSD for all my internal storage?
I know I’ve seen Dan say to just get the OWC external SSD tower but the price is honestly just too much.
Should I use the PCIE SSD to run the OS on and use the SATA SSD for my storage or should I ignore the PCIE SSD and install MacOS on the SATA SSD?
Ist dies eine gute Frage?