Running Apps off External HD, boot camp

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by p1ayer2, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. p1ayer2 macrumors newbie

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    Help! I'm looking for the best partitioning and peripheral solution to run Windows games (one that requires 11GB free HD) with the following gear:

    2.4Ghz 15", 160GB 7200 HD, 2GB Ram +
    LaCie d2 eSata II 320GB External HD 3Gb/s transfer rate +
    Bootcamp +
    Windows XP +
    MacDrive 7

    Problems:
    1. FAT32s 4 GB file restriction rules out read-write cross-platform compatility for most games applications (HD requirements are huge).
    2. What format (?) FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ do I use for the external hard drive so I can store and play Windows applications on it (games and photoshop primarily)?
    3. Can I partition an external HD? If so, how?

    IOW, where can I store these bloated applications where I can use them mobilising the whole machine's CPU, GPU capacity BUT not giving over my entire internal HD over to Windows Apps?

    Please, if there's a simple solution to this problem, let me know.

    I'm not a technical type and want to make my new machine as flexible as possible.

    btw, I hate Windows' counter-intuitive architecture etc and want to stay out of it as much as possible.

    MacDrive7 seemed to offer a solution so I'm not sure whether it makes NFTS or HFS+ readable and writable from either side of the partition.

    Thanx in advance.
     
  2. p1ayer2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    found answer

    Ok, so this was a stupid question and I've found the answers to all issues. :D
     

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