Bootcamp on same or separate drive?

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  1. tayy, Feb 24, 2018
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    tayy macrumors member

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    Hi all

    I want to intall Win10 in bootcamp. This is my first time using bootcamp and I dont know if its best to install it on the same SSD as OS X or on a separate drive/ssd?

    I have a 500GB 2.5" SSD on a PCI card.

    Any pros and cons?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    IMO, install Windows on a separated SSD connected to the native SATA 2 port is the easiest and safest way to do it.
     
  3. chris.pielkenrood macrumors newbie

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    Dont you lose speed using the internal SATA connection instead of a faster pci?
     
  4. tayy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes you do, but i only need bootcamp for a few games so dont care if my Windows SSD runs slower, if its the most reliable option:)
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G5

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    Only lost speed for sequential read / write, which is basically irrelevant for boot time, apps loading, and gaming.

    By installing the SSD on a PCIe SATA 3 card, the SSD will now considered external. And install Windows on an external driver can cause lots of troubles.
     
  6. MarkC426 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally I wouldn't put windoze anywhere near my mac......
    Answer to your question, definitely put on a separate drive (especially the way windows updates are applied these days).
     
  7. tayy thread starter macrumors member

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    Well looks like I dont need bootcamp after all. Steelseries made a great tool to turn off mouse acceleration, so gaming on OS X ( I only play CS GO ) Wont be that bad like the old days.

    Its called Steel Series ExactMouse tool
     

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