Difference between partition and seperate HDD for Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by anthonybarro, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. anthonybarro macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    I have a Mac mini server 2011, currently have a SSD with 2 partitions, 1 for bootcamp win 7 and the other one for OS lion. Will there be any improvements if I add a second SSD and use a dedicated SSD for each OS. thanks for the advice
  2. Vudoo macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2008
    Dallas Metroplex
    If the second SSD is faster than the OS on it will be faster, but if not than the answer is no.
  3. anthonybarro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thanks, will there be any advantages to have each os in their own drive or it really doesn't matter
  4. Exhale macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2011
    There would be no inherent advantage. A separate SSD for each would obviously give them more room to work with, but a secondary SSD does that too.

    Theoretically - it may even be beneficial for the data to be split between the drives, as your machine will be able to simultaneously send read/write requests to both the OS SSD and the 'storage' SSD; e.g. when loading software with certain standard libraries which might be hosted within the system.

    It does get a little harder to organize though, as you may need to remember where everything is located. Symlinks or mounting within the primary partition can compensate for that though.
  5. anthonybarro thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2011

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