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You need to download and install a firmware modifier. By default it only shows the SSD portion so even the technologically incompetent can install their OS of choice. Unfortunately the software requires a Windows machine to run, but it is permanent after a single use.
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I thought that the whole point of the new Squared drive was that it DID give you access to both HDD and SSD parts?
Wasn't that the whole point?
That was the only reason why I'd be interested, so I don't have to take the DVD drive out of the next laptop I get like I have with my current one.

Good to see Samsung (SeaGate) come out with this though, didn't WD beat them to it by quite a long time though?
I believe it was a rather thick 'Green' branded drive - I remember Linus talking about it at CES.

no we are now waiting to see WDs repsonse to a 9.5mm 2TB drive, until now we have only had 15mm drivers whihc are usually server side components. asfar as 9.5mm drives there is on a 1TB drives maybe there is a1.5TB but, i digress.
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You need to download and install a firmware modifier. By default it only shows the SSD portion so even the technologically incompetent can install their OS of choice. Unfortunately the software requires a Windows machine to run, but it is permanent after a single use.

How does that work if i want to clone my current 1TB drive to it? will the bulk of the OS files wind up on the SSD part fo blazing fast boot times?
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First, you clone or install your OS to the SSD. Then, you unlock it and get a separate 1TB volume, the HDD, for file storage. I think you can unlock without the OS being on it, so then you can copy all of your media and documents to the HDD portion, delete the files off your original drive, and then clone just the programs and OS over.
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First, you clone or install your OS to the SSD. Then, you unlock it and get a separate 1TB volume, the HDD, for file storage. I think you can unlock without the OS being on it, so then you can copy all of your media and documents to the HDD portion, delete the files off your original drive, and then clone just the programs and OS over.

i wouldn't think that is a clone most close do all of it or none of it and do it byte by byte,at least norton ghost does.i suppose it could be done if i cut and paste my programs folder away to a separate drive before the first clone even then i'm not entirely sure who that would work, all i know is not of it is steam games they are bound to their C drive location via the registry. Monsignor stuff would break it aside form the steam games. even setting the steam games aside i think may still have trouble ghosting to a120gb partition. redface.gif
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You can use Steam Mover or just edit all of the pointers in the registry to the D:\ or E:\ or whatever other letter you prefer volume.
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