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    Default Need help!!! Dual boot: 1 HDD with 2 partitions or 2 HDDs ?

    Hi,

    I am going to build a new i5 750 system with dual boot hackintosh snow leopard and window 7. Now, I need to decide between 2 options for my HDD. 1) I will get 1 of 1Tb HHD and then make it 2 partitions ( 500 Gb each, one for each OS). 2) I will get 2 of 500 Gb HHDs instead which will cost me more than 1).

    What are the pros and cons of these two options? Which one should I pick up?

    Thank you.



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    Hi,

    I'm not an expert but I have some experience dualbooting Windows & OSX.

    What I recommend is 2 HD's.

    It is possible to use 1 HD with 2 partitions but sometimes the OSX installation is a real pain in the a** and wants to be drive 0 (1) and you can get some problems with that.

    Pros 1 HD: Boot select screen at startup
    Cons 1 HD: High chance of getting problems with windows

    Pros 2 HD's: Easy installation
    Cons 2 HD's: At every boot you need to open the boot select screen (unless you choose the windows HD as the primary and edit the boot.ini so you automatically get a select screen at every boot)


    Hope this was helpfull and if you got any questions just post them here ;-)

 

 

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