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

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  1. adb1973 macrumors newbie

    adb1973

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    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
     
  3. adb1973 thread starter macrumors newbie

    adb1973

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    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)
     
  4. hfg macrumors 68040

    hfg

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    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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