SSD advice - OS X and bootcamp

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jamie-30, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Jamie-30 macrumors member

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    have upgraded my iMac 2011 with a 256gb SSD and have kept the 1tb HDD in situ.

    I'm trying to have my setup so that OS X and windows are on the SSD then once installed, create a fusion drive with the OS X install on the SSD and the 1tb HDD.

    What's the best way of achieving this?
    Have tried installing OS X to the SSD then create a BOOTCAMP partition on the SSD all seems ok then when I try to fuse the OSX partition and the HDD, it fuses but I run in to issues with the fusion drive disappearing.

    Any advice would be great
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  3. Jamie-30 thread starter macrumors member

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    That moves the bootcamp installation to the HDD which I don't want. Want to have the OS X and Windows base OS install on the SSD then fuse the HDD to the OS X partition
     
  4. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    I understand what you want, but that is not what Apple allows. My understanding is that Apple always places the Windows Bootcamp partition on the HDD portion for Fusion drives.

    I was just trying to provide information on how Bootcamp is setup for support on fusion drives. If you already knew this and only wanted a way around Apples design then I have nothing to help.
     
  5. Jamie-30 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your support, I didn't mean to offend. I have googled it and people say they have achieved it but no direction/instruction
     

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