Mac HD doesn't show up in Boot Camp (with Fusion Drive)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Heresiarch, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    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...
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I think you're right.
    Bootcamp software need to be updated to support this...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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  5. macrumors 68030

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    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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