OWC 120GB SSD install question

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  1. abram1365, Nov 17, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010

    abram1365 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    I've got a unibody 15'', 2.66Ghz, i7 Macbook Pro with a 500GB 5200rpm HD. I just bought a OWC Mercury Extreme 120 GB SSD to use as a boot drive. I want to install Windows 7 on the boot drive as well as well OS X, so they can boot up fast and be more responsive. I will be using Optibay for the install.

    1- Does it matter which bay I put the boot drive in(Optibay or original bay)?

    2- Do I need to update firmware on OWC Mercury Extreme 120 SSD before
    install? If so how?

    3- What is the best way to ensure all data files like music,videos and pics
    are stored on the HDD and the OS files are on the SSD?

    Any other tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. This is my first Mac so I'm still learning my way around OS X.
  2. milan03 macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2002
    New York City
    Install SSD in your hdd bay. Move hdd to optical bay. you don't need to update firmware. Install OS X on SSD, and point to iLife apps to HDD's appropriate libraries.
  3. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
  4. abram1365 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering why does it matter which bay the ssd goes in? Also is it ok to have OS X and Win 7 bootcamp on the bootdrive?
  5. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Bootcamp has problems with booting from optibay.

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