question about the ssd HD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dilgit, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. dilgit macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    If I buy the 27" imac with 256GB SSD + 1TB HD. Will the Snow Leopard operating system be pre installed on the ssd or on the HD? Also, how do i share the ssd space between snow leopard and windows 7, which I intend to install with parallels as VM not bootcamp.
  2. archer75 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2005
    You can tell things on which drive to install. So it's a non issue.

    The OS should be installed on the SSD or it would defeat the whole purpose.
  3. dilgit thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks. will it be possible to allocate 70GB for windows 7 out of the 256GB on the SSD and install there. This will leave about 180GB for Snow Leopard and all software. Will it all work fine and fast?
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Since you're not partitioning for Boot Camp, you can specify a size for the "image" file that VMWare will create when you go to install Windows. I have a 120GB SD, and have a 45GB partition for Windows 7. I don't have any space issues doing it this way. I'd recommend installing CCleaner to remove junk and temp files.
  5. uaecasher macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2009
    Stillwater, OK
    I recommend that you don't take anything from the SSD from OSX, i have the 256 + 1 TB option and i've got 75gb left on my SSD, I only use the SSD for apps and OS, all my content/media is on my HDD.
  6. ShiftyGray macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    Partitioning your SDD should be possible, as far as I know. It's what I plan on doing, I think. =p

    Not everyone has your style of hard disk space consumption, though.
  7. Diesel-Benz macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2011
    You must have other data on the SSD as well. The OS and even a large number of apps needs less than 25GB. So what else do you have filling the other 150GB?

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