Hi everyone, Just received a loaded i7 27" iMac with 2TB + 256GB SSD. It is a business replacement for a dual 1Ghz Power Mac (with which I managed to squeeze out about 8 years of use) plus a Viewsonic CRT. Needless to say, that kind of leap makes every little nuance of speed, graphics, storage, etc seem monumental. And the CRT now looks dingy, pale, and small. While I could gush on and on, I'll just leave it at "WOW!". Among other things, I wanting to get boot camp going with Windows 7 64bit, and Office 2010 (for Windows), so that I can run a few crucial programs that don't exist on the OS X side. Then, I'm wanting to install Paralells 5 and use that bootcamp partition for the virtual machine. I'm looking for educated/experienced input on the very best way to proceed. Here's what I think I should do: 1. Use bootcamp to set up the Windows partition on the SSD. Since Apple forces the 256GB as the only option, even with all of my OS X applications installed there, I've got tons of room left. I'm thinking about a 50GB partition on the SSD to hold Windows 7 + Office 2010 + a few other Windows-only programs (no games or even high resource demanding programs), leaving some room for future updates. 2. Format that 50GB partition as NTFS (because I have to since it will be bigger than 32GB, right?), using NTFS-3G http://www.tuxera.com/products/tuxera-ntfs-for-mac/ 3. Also partition the 2TB drive with some space to format as NTFS as the "write to" space (following the lead of using the SSD as a mostly "read" device for stuff like OS X applications, while putting my home folder- in which almost all of the "writes" get done- on the 2TB drive) Questions: A. Is #3 necessary? Some feedback posted in some threads along these lines imply that I wouldn't need the write space in NFTS... that bootcamp makes it possible for Windows to write to the OS X partition. That seems unlikely to me for a variety of reasons, but I'm asking for solid feedback. If I don't want a Windows "C" drive equivalent on the SSD, don't I have to have that kind of "write" space formatted for Windows on the 2TB? B. I'm intending to try to use Office 2010 through Paralells as a replacement for Office for Mac 2004, '08, and the upcoming '11, mostly for full compatibility reasons. Anyone with Paralells + 2010 doing the same and finding it to be a pretty solid replacement for Office for Mac? Any issues? C. In setting up the Mac OS X side (moving the home folder to the 2TB) but storing mostly "read" oriented files like applications and library on the SSD, what would be the equivalent to do this in Windows 7, so that Windows files that are mostly "read" are on the SSD, while the equivalent of the OS X "home" folder is placed on the 2TB drive (so that lots of Windows "writes" would be writing to that drive). What are the steps to do this right (it was super easy in OS X)? D. Does boot camp allow 2 drives to be repartitioned for Windows partitions? Is it going to let me set up the OS space on the SSD and the "write" space on the 2TB? If not, what is the best way to go? E. Hopefully, the above lays out a pretty good picture of what I want to do. Anybody able to give me the step-by-step to do it exactly right? Thanks very much for any answers.