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Hi guys,

So I've short stroked my brand new Toshiba 750GB HDD with disk utility to increase performance under MAC OS X Lion.

My 500GB partition has 90-110MB/s Max Read now while my 250GB is around 70MB/s so I was quite happy until I've realized that bootcamp won't let me do a windows partition if there's more than one partition on my HDD.

I would like my 250 GB "slow" partition to be my windows partition, how can I do that?

Shall I erase the second partition and create it using bootcamp? If so, will this partition occuppy the inner sectors of the drive (which is where I want it to be) or just some other random sectors?


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I had that same issue a couple months ago. The best thing to do is "clone" your Lion partition (whichever is smallest) to an external drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. After the partition is cloned, delete it from the drive and increase the size of the remaining partition. Then open Boot Camp Assistant and use it to create a bootcamp partition. Once the partition has been created and windows has been installed, add the Lion partition back to the drive and copy over the contents of the original using Carbon Copy. You should now have a small lion partition, a large windows partition, and the lion2 partition, all with their respective items intact. Is that what you wanted to do?
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