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

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  1. angusyip macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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