SDD, IMAC i7 + Win7 64bit and Boot Camp

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

  1. Moogens macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    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

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    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

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    But only on the windows partition of the SSD, not the OSX partition, right?
     
  4. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Correct.

    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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