Can I setup a Fusion drive and still retain my optical drive?
iMac 24" 2.8 GHz EMC No. 2134
I'd like to upgrade my 2008 iMac 8,1 Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz 24".
I have the original 320GB HDD.
I'd like to replace this with a fusion drive.
I'd prefer to retain my internal optical drive as I still use this regularly, although could consider an external unit.
I've considered using a hybrid drive (e.g. Seagate Laptop 1TB 2.5 inch 9.5mm Solid State Hybrid Drive).
From my research online, it appears that the fusion drive is a better option in my case because...
1 - my existing HDD is now almost seven years old, has lasted years longer than any previous HDD I've owned, and will probably need to be replaced sooner rather than later;
2 - general consensus in forums and when reviewing the results of testing, the indication is that the fusion drive is faster overall (although hybrid drive may be faster in certain circumstances).
Any advice gratefully appreciated.