Adding Second HDD and Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kbrink111, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. kbrink111 macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2011
    IC, Iowa
    Ok, so I'm putting a hard drive in the optibay. My SSD is already partitioned with OS X and Windows 7. My question is, if I create an NTFS partition on the second drive, will the Windows side be able to see and utilize it, or will I have to repartition everything and reinstall Windows?
  2. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    It'll work fine, as it's how mine is set up. I have OSX and Windows on two partitions on the SSD, and then I have an HFS+ and an NTFS partition on the HDD. To do it though, I had to format the partition as FAT in OSX, then re-format it as NTFS in Windows since OSX doesn't support NTFS natively.
  3. MKang25 macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2010
    You can also format it as exFat so you can read and write from both windows and os x which is what I did with my optibay.

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