Optibay Setup Questions

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  1. Twowildman21 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
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    Hello, smart helpful Macrumors community, so...

    I am working on an Optibay setup for my MacBook Pro 17"

    My setup is as follows, right now I have a 256GB SSD. I am buying an Optibay and putting a 500GB 7200RPM HDD inside it. Now from what I have read the steps to installing would be taking my SSD out and installing the HDD in it's place then installing windows 7 onto the drive, then installing the bootcamp drivers as well. After that I will install the Optibay with that 500gb Hd. And put the SSD back in the internal place. Are these steps correct? Now I plan on partitioning half the 500gb hd to Mac OS x storage, do I do that inside Mac OS x or windows? And what type of partion nfs? Also is there anything specific I need to install to make sure everything runs well? How do I boot to windows and Mac OS x respectively during this whole process and for once it's installed? Thank you very much, sorry for such a lengthy post, I am just very afraid of messing something up.
  2. Twowildman21 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    I have seen another post suggesting this installation method, would this work for me?

    Put the 500GB HD in the enclosure that comes with the MCE Optibay, install windows 7 64Bit using the internal superdrive to that enclosure, then, put the 500GB drive in the optibay? Or will Windows 7 not allow to install windows 7 to the enclosure HD?


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