Bootcamp on SSD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Razorhog, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Razorhog macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    I've done quite a bit of searching and reading on these forums for information about this, but I'd still like to hash it out. I'm planning on getting a 2012 iMac with a 256GB SSD. My current 2010 iMac has a 1TB hdd, and I used 220GB for the bootcamp partition. Because the current way I have it partitioned won't fit on the SSD, I plan on wiping out Bootcamp and transferring all of my stuff to the new iMac and installing Bootcamp/Win 7 afterwards.

    My problem is that the current OS X partition currently takes up 195GB, not leaving much room for Bootcamp/Win 7 on the new machine. About 100GB of that is music and pictures.

    I know that I can get a regular HDD in addition to the SSD on the new iMac and somehow use it to store the iTunes and iPhoto libraries.

    I'm just confused as to how the process will work when I get the new machine, and would like opinions/help on my thought process:

    1. Delete Bootcamp from current machine.
    2. Get new machine and transfer all OS X and all stuff to SSD.
    3. Move iTunes and iPhoto libraries to HDD to free up space.
    4. Install Bootcamp/Win 7 on SSD

    Does that make sense and is that the best way to go about it? Thanks!
     
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    Razorhog

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