SDD, IMAC i7 + Win7 64bit and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Moogens, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Moogens macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2010
    Just about to buy a Imac 27 i7 with the SDD and 2TB, where I also will run Windows 7 (64bit).
    Is it ok to make to partitions on the SDD for MAC OS and Win7?
    Never had a SDD HD before, so just want to be sure to partitions works as always here...
    Thank you very much!
  2. nobias macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes partitioning the SSD works just as a normal HD. You can also use TRIM in Windows 7 to prevent degradation of the SSD over time - which OSX does not support. Win-Win.
  3. yargok macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    But only on the windows partition of the SSD, not the OSX partition, right?
  4. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005

    However, one of the tech web sites - can't recall which one - did a test of Snow Leopard running on a MacBook Air with an SSD. They did some speed tests of the new, out-of-box machine as well as after writing a ton of random garbage to the SSD. Turns out there was little speed degradation, leading them to postulate that MacOS X in its current state may not need the TRIM support as desperately as Windows does, if at all.

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