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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1
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Filesystem layout help for Optibay SSD + HDD

Hi All,

Here goes the ramble...

I have a new 15" i7 and just ordered an optibay. I have a Super Talent 256GB SSD and a Seagate 500GB 7200rpm HDD. I'm hoping for some feedback on the best way to layout and partition this setup.

I'm looking to run MacOS 95% of the time so am hoping to install Win 7 on the HDD.

I am hoping to have a 160GB partition on the HDD for Win 7. I will use the entire SSD for MacOS and want to move my Music (110GB) to another HFS partition I will create on the HDD - everything else I want to keep on the SSD.

So a few questions - is it possible to have the SSD in the primary HDD bay and the HDD in the Optibay and still boot and run Win 7 from a partition in the HDD installed in the optibay?

Does this setup make sense to those of you who have done this before?

Basically I have a 256GB SSD and want to get the most out of it in MacOS and use the HDD for Windows and storing my Music...

Any insight or advice is much appreciated...
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:46 AM   #2
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Yes, I used to have it your style.

I then wanted to try Bootcamp on the SSD, so I re-partitioned my SSD so that I have a 64GB partion for bootcamp and 90GB for OSX in the SSD. The HDD I have it divided into HFS+ and NTFS.

Works perfectly either way.
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