Question: OSX pre-installed in HD or SSD?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CXsjr, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. CXsjr macrumors regular

    CXsjr

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    Hi folks,

    I have a 27" i7 on order with a 1Tb hard drive and an additional 256Gb SSD.

    The :apple: website says "You can .... have it installed in addition to the built-in hard drive, allowing you to store the operating system, critical applications and important files on the solid-state drive".

    I have one simple question, when you choose both drives, does the machine come with the OS pre-installed on the SSD or that something you have to sort for yourself?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated .... thank you!
     
  2. brogueboy macrumors newbie

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    From the LEARN MORE section:

    iMac also offers an optional 256GB solid-state drive (SSD), which has no moving parts and offers up to twice the drive performance for many operations. The 256GB SSD may be purchased in place of the standard hard drive or in addition to it.

    If you configure your iMac with both the solid-state drive and a Serial ATA hard drive, it will come preformatted with Mac OS X and all your applications on the solid-state drive. Then you can use the hard drive for videos, photos, and other files.
     
  3. CXsjr thread starter macrumors regular

    CXsjr

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    Thank you for that.

    Out of interest, where exactly is the 'learn more' section? I've tried to find it but to no avail .... thanks :eek:

    EDIT - disregard, I found it, thanks again for your help!
     

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