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

    May 10, 2011
    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

    Jun 26, 2007
    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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