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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Mac HD doesn't show up in Boot Camp (with Fusion Drive)

My new 2012 27 inch iMac with 1TB Fusion Drive could install Bootcamp and run Windows 7. In OS X I can also read the Bootcamp drive. However both in Bootcamp and VMWare I can't read the Macintosh HD at all. In Windows' device manager though I can see the Apple HDD and SSD.

Anyone else has the same problem? My Macbook Air can perfectly read Mac HD from the PC side.

I have a theory: Bootcamp can't read because Fusion Drive's method of operating means files are scattered all over the HDD and SSD, so Windows can't read them unless specialized drivers are used...
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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I have a theory: Bootcamp can't read because Fusion Drive's method of operating means files are scattered all over the HDD and SSD, so Windows can't read them unless specialized drivers are used...
I think you're right.
Bootcamp software need to be updated to support this...
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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Ok it seems sharing Mac HD with Windows in VMWare Fusion is OK, read & write. Still in Bootcamp no dice though.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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Ok it seems sharing Mac HD with Windows in VMWare Fusion is OK, read & write. Still in Bootcamp no dice though.
Similar thread here
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1521369
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 11:13 PM   #5
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Ok it seems sharing Mac HD with Windows in VMWare Fusion is OK, read & write. Still in Bootcamp no dice though.
This is because Fusion isn't attempting to directly access the hardware like Windows is. It is running on top of OS X.
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