One Drive Entirely for Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by axu539, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    So I am getting my new MBP soon, and I was planning on sticking my Optibay in there and having 2 SSDs in the machine. My plan is to have one purely for OS X, and one purely for Windows 7. Is this possible through Boot Camp? I'd prefer not to use rEFIt, as I've had issues with that in the past.
  2. brandone macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2010
    San Francisco
  3. aau macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2014
    I have a MBP5,1 with two internal SSDs, one using an OptiBay. I would like to install Windows 7 on one of the SSDs, using the entirety of the drive, and use the entirety of the other SSD for OS X. I'm prepared to temp put the optical drive back in my MBP, but I'm not sure how to proceed after doing this. Windows will certainly have to be installed on the SSD in the main bay, I'm fine with that. But how do I run boot Camp Assistant w/o a bootable OS X partition? If I run BCA from an external drive running OS X:
    1) Will it work?
    2) Does the external OS X have to be a clone of my original OS X install?
    3) What happens when I put the other SSD back in the optibay?

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