Im considering upgrading from my current January 2009 Macbook (2.4ghz processor) to a new iMac with the i7 processor. Im not sure what the best hard drive setup would be for me. I like having the bootcamp option and have Mac OS X and Windows 7 on my current laptop. I work 90% on the Mac side at home and reserve the Windows use to remoting into my work computer when the weather is too bad to commute. Theres no (supported) option to remote in with a Mac OS at this time. I know the new iMacs offer a 256GB SSD + 1/2TB HD option. I currently use a 1TB external for a time machine backup. Im wondering if anyone has suggestions as to how I should go about allocating hard drives. I really want an SSD for the Mac OS at least. Im not sure if partitioning it into two pieces would be a good move, but Id love to get the Windows on the SSD too. Win7 takes forever to start up and shut down on my Macbook. -Partition SSD in half (Win7 & Mac startups) -Keep SSD for Mac, partition 1TB drive in half (Win7 startup + generic data) I use my computer for a lot of number crunching (MS Excel mostly), netflixing, and gaming (I think more CPU intensive e.g. Civ V). Any suggestions are appreciated.