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Right now I have a 640Gb WD Caviar Blue and a 300Gb WD Velociraptor and a 500Gb Seagate portable.

I've been running out of space on my drives, for both apps and storage. I'm buying a new SSD soon (120gb ~$270) for a boot drive for my Windows 7 setup.

Sometimes when I boot up on the Velociraptor, the drive does not show and I get a message saying something along the line of "Error: Missing OS."
Regardless, my Velociraptor has been filled to about 90% and I need more space for games.
The 120Gb SSD won't be enough for my games so I need a drive for them and a separate drive for music, movies, and backups.

Now, the next part, I want to have a separate boot drive for Mac OS X so, and then storage for that OS setup, for movies, games, backups, etc, since the Mac OS cannot read NTFS formatted drives.

Should I buy a cheap SSD for the Mac version?

I'm also buying a laptop soon, so would an external/portable drive be a better option for my storage?


Is there anyway to go about what I'm saying without spending a lot of money (apart from the original, single SSD purchase I have to make)?
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You can buy terrabit size driver now for $50. hat will solve your storage problem for a long time.

As for dual booting Mac and Windows, you'll need a boot loader. You can't just install one on one drive and the other on another. There's no (easy, workable) way to do that without a boot loader.
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