Data Recovery from Divorced Fusion Drive
Today, my iMac 27 inch came back from the Apple Store with a new hard drive in it. The iMac went to the Apple store for video card repair. To my surprise, the fusion Drive was replaced. I didn't even know I had fusion Drive feature! I managed to get my old 3.5" hard drive back. I guess the drive had one bad sector or something.
Here's where the problem comes in, my old one terabyte drive was fusion as well. When I plug the drive into disk utility, The name is red, and the only way to"fix"the drive is to format it. I try to reunite the drive with the fusion inside, but because fusion has been configured to a new hard drive, I cannot rejoin the two without formatting.
So, the short version: is there a way to communicate with a hard drive that was previously participating in a fusion configuration? I feel like the only options available are destructive.
Is this a good question?