Mac Pro - Bootcamp - Thunderbolt or bigger HD?

Kontrl

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Original poster
Mar 2, 2014
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Hey there all,

I'm currently looking at purchasing the higher end Mac Pro (6 core with d700s).

Currently the stock storage is 256gb. I'm thinking of running bootcamp though, and well currently on my MBP it has a 750gb HD and it's filled to around 720gb, just running MAC.

So obviously the stock storage is not enough.

My knowledge with boot camp is that you tell it the percentage of HD you want on either (Mac and windows)

As the stock is not enough and I don't really want to throw another $1000 on the total cost.

What are some options to get around this?

Run a thunderbolt and split that HD?

Or run a separate thunderbolt for solely MAC and another external HD for solely Windows?
 

wesk702

macrumors 68000
Jul 7, 2007
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The hood
Hey there all,

I'm currently looking at purchasing the higher end Mac Pro (6 core with d700s).

Currently the stock storage is 256gb. I'm thinking of running bootcamp though, and well currently on my MBP it has a 750gb HD and it's filled to around 720gb, just running MAC.

So obviously the stock storage is not enough.

My knowledge with boot camp is that you tell it the percentage of HD you want on either (Mac and windows)

As the stock is not enough and I don't really want to throw another $1000 on the total cost.

What are some options to get around this?

Run a thunderbolt and split that HD?

Or run a separate thunderbolt for solely MAC and another external HD for solely Windows?
Going for cheap? Yes. TB and split.
 

rasputin666

macrumors regular
Mar 1, 2009
100
1
Hey there all,

I'm currently looking at purchasing the higher end Mac Pro (6 core with d700s).

Currently the stock storage is 256gb. I'm thinking of running bootcamp though, and well currently on my MBP it has a 750gb HD and it's filled to around 720gb, just running MAC.

So obviously the stock storage is not enough.

My knowledge with boot camp is that you tell it the percentage of HD you want on either (Mac and windows)

As the stock is not enough and I don't really want to throw another $1000 on the total cost.

What are some options to get around this?

Run a thunderbolt and split that HD?

Or run a separate thunderbolt for solely MAC and another external HD for solely Windows?
i would look at what is taking 720 of the 750GB. is that all the same type of data you need fast access to? i wouldn't external OSX, i would use the internal for that and get an SSD for windows. or if most of that 720 is work files, move that to external and use the internal for both OS's. the nMP should be the time you really analyze your data, tier1/teir2 etc. #1 for live, ever changing data you'e working on and #2 for static, less changing data. i have the 256GB stock in my nMP 6-core with a windows VM, some work files and my iPhoto library. everything else i moved to a 128GB SSD in a TB sled adapter. almost 400GB of SSD is enough for my #1 data, i moved for #2 stuff to a USB3 external. See this post, it was helpful to me http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=18796140#post18796140
 

Kontrl

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 2, 2014
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OK, so after reading responses,

I'll run Both OSX and Windows OS from the internal SSD. But for any data which is not able to fit, what External HD/TB do you recommend? say under $500?
 

VirtualRain

macrumors 603
Aug 1, 2008
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Vancouver, BC
OK, so after reading responses,

I'll run Both OSX and Windows OS from the internal SSD. But for any data which is not able to fit, what External HD/TB do you recommend? say under $500?
How much storage do you need? How fast do you want it?

You can get a 3-4TB USB3 external for under $200...
http://www.amazon.com/LaCie-Porsche-Design-Desktop-9000384/dp/B00AJJIWG6/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1393923741&sr=8-12&keywords=lacie+minimus

Or a pair of spinning drives in a WD Thunderbolt Duo for around $500...
http://www.amazon.com/Book-Thunderbolt-External-Drive-Storage/dp/B006W3ZWXE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393923248&sr=8-2&keywords=WD+thunderbolt+duo+4TB

You can get a blazing fast 2TB at SSD speeds in a WD Velociraptor Duo for around $500...
http://www.amazon.com/VelociRaptor-External-Drive-Storage-Thunderbolt/dp/B008R7EWF2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1393923248&sr=8-4&keywords=WD+thunderbolt+duo+4TB

Or you can get a 1TB SSD with TB Dock for a bit more...
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-2-5-Inch-adapter-Internal-CT960M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RGL6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393923412&sr=8-1&keywords=1tb+ssd+m500
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-GoFlex-Thunderbolt-Adapter-STAE121/dp/B006P1QWOQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1393923474&sr=8-1&keywords=Go+flex+thunderbolt
 
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