Does Bootcamp Win Install Benefit from Fusion Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macabouttobe, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. macabouttobe macrumors regular

    macabouttobe

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    Tried to search a few times, and got way too many VMWare Fusion hits so please forgive me if this is a dead horse, or send me the thread link. I'm considering a new iMac with Fusion Drive, 2 TB for the bigger flash, and since my kids game was going to have a bootcamp partition like my old iMac..

    Is Windows via Bootcamp able to take advantage of the speed bump on a "Fusion Drive" config? Just want to be sure, because 512 (which is tight) isn't available on non-retina iMacs.

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    Macabouttobe
     
  2. macabouttobe thread starter macrumors regular

    macabouttobe

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    Funny, I now post the question and I see "similar threads" where my question appears to be answered.... The windows partition resides on HDD side. This means slow.. My exprience is Windows 7 boots slow on my modified 2007 iMac where I installed an SDD a few years ago after my HDD died... Oh well, any other thoughts feel free to pile on..
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    On a Fusion drive, the Boot Camp partition is created on the hard drive, the flash storage part of the fusion drive is not used for boot camp at all.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204009

    I see you found your answer already!
     

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