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when will bootcamp work with 3tb fusion drive ?

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biribenda Calculating status...
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Feb 27, 2013 7:43 AM

Can anyone confirm when will bootcamp be fixed to support 3tb fusion drive ?

Do we know if Apple is actually looking at this ?

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to biribenda)

    Support for Windows 8 is expected, but not announced yet, we'll have to wait until Apple tell us.

  • stevec1234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to biribenda)

    It is supposed to be addressed in 10.8.3, but for whatever reason it't taking Apple an age to release it. Been Beta testing in various versions since December. Just wish they'd get on with it.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,385 points)
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    Feb 28, 2013 3:15 PM (in response to stevec1234)

    stevec1234 wrote:

     

    It is supposed to be addressed in 10.8.3,

    I have seen no announcement from Apple regarding Windows 8 and 10.8.3, can you post a link to where you got this information please.

  • iOSandMacUser Calculating status...
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    Mar 12, 2013 5:00 PM (in response to Csound1)

    I'd also like to know where stevec1234 got this information

  • Christopher Murphy Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)

    He's obviously violating his or someone else's NDA so don't expect a response.

     

    Obviously Windows can't boot from a proprietary and undocumented Apple logical volume management technology. So Windows can't actually use a fusion drive. But they can make it so the user can choose whether to put Windows on the SSD or the HDD.

     

    Given how messy hybrid MBRs have been with single disk, non-Core Storage uses of Boot Camp, it wouldn't surprised me if Apple's finally seeing some of this more easily manifest with multiple disks, and Core Storage. In order for them to enable the installation of Windows on one of the drives used in a fusion drive, it's not exactly a cake walk because first the HFS file system needs to be shrunk, then the logical volume needs to be shrunk, and then any data in the area to become usable for Windows needs to be moved. Then there's a conventional partition created for that space, and then it's formatted.

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