OCZ Vertex 250 / Boot Camp / XP

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  1. Igotmacqs macrumors member

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    OCZ Vertex 250 / Boot Camp / XP Pro / 2009 MacPro

    Anyone succesfully running this combo? Any problems to worry about?
     
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    Surprisingly it will work just as any other harddrive / solid state drive put in the Mac Pro.

    Shocking I know ;)
     
  4. TechViking macrumors regular

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    Really? Do you know for sure that the intel X25-M SSD works with bootcamp in mac pro? Currently it is thought not to work with any of the macs with boot camp, including the mac pro. I dont know about the OZX one though.
     
  5. Igotmacqs thread starter macrumors member

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    Should work does not always equate to does work
    as some of our brethren with Intel SSD's are reporting. ;)

    It would be reassuring to hear from a user with that has this setup up and running that it is a known-good combo.
     
  6. NYCubby macrumors newbie

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    Guys

    The Intel X25-m Works perfectly Fine with Bootcamp in the Mac Pro.

    I have one dedicated to Windows 7 x64 and it's great!

    Aaron
     
  7. Igotmacqs thread starter macrumors member

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    What was your setup on the dedicated Bootcamp / Windows drive? Did you leave the smallest possible OSX Partition and the rest for Windows?
     
  8. TechViking macrumors regular

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    Not sure if I should be excited about hearing this or not!

    Is this with a 2009 or 2008 Mac pro?

    Does anyone know if this (X25-M running windows in bootcamp) ever worked on the pre2009 mac pros?
     
  9. TechViking macrumors regular

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    Bump this :)

    And also NYCUBBY, did you test any other version of Windows with bootcamp prior to installing x64 Win 7? XP/Vista? Thanks.
     
  10. NYCubby macrumors newbie

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    TechViking

    Previously, I was using Vista x86 (32 bit) with my Intel X25-M. No problems there either.

    I have a 2006 Mac Pro Quad 2.66.

    I didn't use the bootcamp installer, I just held down the option key on boot and booted from the DVD drive. I deleted all the partitions on the Intel X25-M and then just let it install.

    To install an x64 OS (Vista or Windows 7) I had to create a modified boot DVD because of the issues of Vista and Win7 X64 having trouble with the EFI. Here are the instructions I used:

    http://jowie.com/blog/post/2008/02/...t-from-Vista-x64-DVD-burnt-from-iso-file.aspx


    Aaron

     
  11. TechViking macrumors regular

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    Thanks NYCUBBY. I think you are the only one I have read about that managed to install windows on the X25-M on any mac hardware. It doesnt work for sure on any of the laptops or on the mac mini.

    A question, how did you connect the X25 to the Pro? Just normally connect to a SATA "port" or by using some adapter? Since the X25 is 2.5 inch and I would believe that the pro was only built for 3.5 inch harddrives. Perhaps silly question but I dont have a Pro. =)
     
  12. NYCubby macrumors newbie

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    TechViking

    I purchased one of the MaxUpgrades "Sled" they make for Raptor drives and used it with the X25-M instead. Worked like a charm!

    Just a note - they are updating the sled for the 2009 Mac Pro since the existing sled will not work. If you have the 2008 or earlier Mac Pro you can use the existing sled.

    http://www.maxupgrades.com/istore/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&product_id=180

    Aaron

     

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