Where should I put my bootcamp when I got a SSD inside and an external HD with FW800

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by angusyip, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. angusyip macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    I got an Intel x25 160GB SSD and I use a Firewire case to carry my old 500GB 2.5 HD. Now the question is, where should I put my Bootcamp for better use. You know, I am afraid, if I put bootcamp in the SSD as well, the SSD will got heavy load. Any suggestions ?
  2. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Well you can't boot Windows from a FireWire drive so you really don't have a choice. You could make a small partition for Boot Camp on the SSD and then make another partition on the external drive for programs and such though.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    The answer is that you do not have the option * of chosing where your bootcamp partition goes. Internal drive only. Also, your intel SSD will be able to handle the heat, unless you mean space consumption. In that case, windows 7 won't take up too much, and games and media stuff can be stored on your external.

    *It is POSSIBLE to run bootcamp from an external, but you'll need to do a bit of hacking.
  4. angusyip thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    Oh, I see. Thanks for you guys' information.

    But what if I use VM Fusion ? Will it be too heavy. My mac is MBP 15" i7

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