Seagate Goflex Thunderbolt SSD + Boot Camp. What now?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dween, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Dween macrumors member

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    Would adding more RAM make that much of a difference? I've got the standard 4GB in the 2011 27" iMac. Would adding another 4GB make much of a noticeable boost?

    Also, it to me a while to find a definitive answer on Boot Camp booting from an external drive. So I thought I'd post to say it can be done and fairly easily. Found it on the forum so, wasn't my idea!

    I cloned the bootcamp drive with Winclone (Also used Winclone to shrink the drive as it was 100GB and my SSD is only 128GB)

    Booted into windows so the thunderbolt drivers were installed (not sure if this was needed)

    Formatted the internal drive so there was no OS X or bootcamp.

    Partitioned the SSD

    Wincloned the original bootcamp drive to the SSD.

    Rebooted into windows (it did a diskcheck when booting the first time)

    And done!
     
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I'd definitely recommend a RAM upgrade. You should be able to pick up for a pittance 2 x 2GB modules to add to your 2 empty slots, from MBP etc owners who have upgraded.

    I noticed a significant drop in beach balling after upgrading to 8GB in my 2011 Mbp.
     
  3. Dween thread starter macrumors member

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    I think it might have to be done. Looks like I can get another 4GB for less than £20.
     

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