How do enable SRT or SSD Caching in IMac 2011 with Z68

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nyukfui, May 26, 2011.

  1. nyukfui macrumors member

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    Talking about HDD + SSD options in latest IMac with Z68 chipset, I have few questions in mind:

    1. Is the firmware already taking care for that? Do I need to partition some space for it?
    2. Do I need to partition the SSD before the OS instaillation?
    3. How does that work with multi OS & Virtualization? eg. bootcamp, VMware, Parallels, ..etc
    4. Can I install Mac OS in SSD while keeping the image or data or application in HDD with ssd caching? Or I must install OS on HDD with ssd caching to take the advantage of ssd caching?

    I think these should interesting questions among many buyer for the latest IMac with SSD. :)
     
  2. NRoach macrumors newbie

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    The short answer is that you can't do it under MacOS.

    On Windows, the SSD caching mechanism requires an Intel-supplied driver, although I suppose certain implementations could present it as one disk through an EFI or BIOS abstraction layer. Apple may choose to produce a driver for Lion, but AFAIK no such driver exists yet.
     

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