Where does Win 7 go on bootcamp install

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tommy0614, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. tommy0614 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2013
    I have done a Win 7 install thru bootcamp on a 1TB fusion drive. Does anyone know if this win 7 sits on the SSD or the HDD?
  2. hfg, Jan 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2013

    hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    It is on the hard disk.

    BootCamp creates a new partition (only one allowed) on the hard disk, which is no longer a part of the logical Fusion drive. Although it was intended for Windows installation, you can use it for anything you wish, such as large video or music libraries which you don't want under the Fusion control to keep them from ever occupying space on the SSD. You should be able to see the drive layout in "About My Mac" under the "Storage" tab. While it would be desirable to have Windows reside on the speedy SSD, the 128GB SSD that Apple provides with the Fusion option is too small to effectively do both.

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