Fusion and dual boot question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by saz25, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. saz25 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Considering a new iMac with possibly 1TB fusion. Does it support a dual boot with Windows 7 ?

    When you create the second partition with boot camp, how does the SSD portion of fusion come into play?

    Would the SSD only be used when booting Mac OS ? So windows would only use the hard drive?

    Anyone know about this ?

    Comments ?
    Thanks in advance.
    Steve
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    When you use Bootcamp with a Fusion drive, the Windows partition is on the HD.
     
  3. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's right -- a BootCamp windows installation will only use the HDD.

    Interestingly, a virtual Windows machine would make use of the SSD in the Fusion drive. Here I'm referring to running windows in VMWare Fusion, Parallels, or VirtualBox (free!).

    Probably a good idea for running Windows apps, but not so good for gaming.
     

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