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    Default Best install option: separate HDDs or partitions?

    Hello,
    I would like to dual boot Windows 7 and OS X. My laptop has two HDDs, however they are not of equal size. I know that I can partition a single HDD and install each OS in its own partition. I believe that I can also install each OS on a separate HDD.

    My question is, if I set up the dual boot by partitioning the first HDD, then when I am in either OS (Windows or OS X), will I be able to access that second HDD? I guess I will have to partition/format the second HDD so that part of it will be accessible from Windows and part of it will be accessible from OS X?

    I hope this question makes sense. Thanks in advance for any insight.
    Mel



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    2 HD's is absolute the best for dualboot. Otherwise configure your bootloader is very hard.

    OS X can read NTFS disks (Windows) and with plugin, write support.
    Windows can only read Mac OS Journaled disks with external Apps as macdrive. (and write).

 

 

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