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Experimenting: Boot Camp (Windows) on SSD with Fusion Drive

adb1973

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Aug 25, 2008
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Amsterdam
Hi,

Just a (prosumer) question has someone tried/is someone using Windows on his SSD while using a DIY Fusion Drive Setup:

Example:
SSD: EFI, {CoreStorage HFS+ part1}, NTFS Boot
HDD: EFI, {CoreStorage HFS+, part2}, Recovery Partition, NTFS Data

If yes: what are your experiences
If not anymore: why did you ditch it?
 

hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
Yes, it works fine having a Windows partition on the SSD along with the Fusion OS X portion. Just specify the disk#s# when building the Fusion array.

-howard
 
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adb1973

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 25, 2008
30
3
Amsterdam
Yes, it works fine having a Windows partition on the SSD along with the Fusion OS X portion. Just specify the disk#s# when building the Fusion array.

-howard

Thanks Howard, could you specify what partition-setup you've chosen?
Is recovery-mode working?
Do you have one or two startupdisks while holding the option key? (Because of Boot OS X)
 
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hfg

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Dec 1, 2006
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Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
Thanks Howard, could you specify what partition-setup you've chosen?
Is recovery-mode working?
Do you have one or two startupdisks while holding the option key? (Because of Boot OS X)

If you have a recovery partition already on your SSD from a standalone OS X installation, you may leave it there as well, just use the OS X partition when building the Fusion array.

Your [option] key boot manager will display a drive icon for each physical drive you use with the array. You can even Fusion link RAID-0 SSDs with your hard disk(s), although there is a small error message issue with a clean installation of that, however it works great and fast!

There are several posts I made in the Mac Pro forums regarding these installations.


-howard
 
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