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    Default RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    Does anyone know if Boot Camp works with the RunCore SSD on the MacBook Air Rev A?

    I have an OCZ SSD in my iMac and I know there are problems supporting Boot Camp with these after market SSDs. I want to buy one for my MacBook Air Rev A, but, I need boot camp to work.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    Anybody?

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    Smile Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    Hi there,

    Well, my machine it's a MBP (2006), with a RunCore 256GB 2,5" and bootcamp works perfect, like in a regular HDD, for a MB Air I think it's a 1,8" but anyway shouldn't be different.

    Hope this help.
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    Mario
    PD: let me know if you need further info...

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    Quote Originally Posted by bdavidson View Post
    Does anyone know if Boot Camp works with the RunCore SSD on the MacBook Air Rev A?

    I have an OCZ SSD in my iMac and I know there are problems supporting Boot Camp with these after market SSDs. I want to buy one for my MacBook Air Rev A, but, I need boot camp to work.

    Thanks
    What is the operating system you want to installed? Windows 7 ?
    What size of partition you made for boot camp?

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    Windows 7 and I currently have a 32gb partition for windows. What I fear is that the windows partition and any non MACOS DVDs will not boot with the SSD installed. It is exactly what happened in my imac with OCZ brand SSD.

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    I think it's the fault of CD-ROM or Reinstallation DVD.
    Because I have installed the second OS of Windows 7 on my MacBook smoothly.
    Last edited by cc101; 02-10-2010 at 01:07 PM.

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    I really think its an issue with the bios in the particular Mac. I have an ssd that when installed in my MBP, windows/DOS CD/DVDs boot fine, but the same drive in my iMac with the same CD/DVDs, i just get the grey screen.

    I wouldn't just assume a different Runcore drive in a different model Mac means that it works in all model macs. (as you noted in the other BootCamp thread...

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f78/unab...ore-ssd-37916/

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    UPDATE

    Success!

    I received my 64GB RunCore SSD for my MBA Rev A today. (RCP-IV-ZA1864-C). It came with the most current firmware 1916. I used the included Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my existing Mac partition to the SSD. I then installed it quickly and easily into my MBA. Once installed, the MBA booted up first time without problems.

    First thing I tried was booting off the windows 7 install disk and a dos firmware update CD from an external DVD drive. Both worked perfectly. (This is what doesn't work with an SSD in my 2007 iMac.) I also tried booting off the Snow Leopard install DVD for good measure. It worked perfectly also.

    Next I used Boot Camp assistant and created a new boot camp partition. No problem. Then I used WinClone to restore a backup I made of my previous boot camp partition. I rebooted with the option key and booted into the new Bootcamp partition. After a very, very long disckchk Windows 7 wanted me to do, I arrived at the Windows desktop. Again, everything worked perfectly.

    I only have less than 12 hours on the SSD, but I am currently very satisfied. At the moment, I would recommend the RunCore SSDs for MBA Rev A owners without hesitation.

    One thing I noticed is that this SSD isn't as fast as the OCZ Vertex I have in my iMac. Not sure if its due to the RunCore SSD or the PATA MBA. Here is an xbench result from the MBA:

    Results 113.05
    System Info
    Xbench Version 1.3
    System Version 10.6.2 (10C540)
    Physical RAM 2048 MB
    Model MacBookAir1,1
    Drive Type RunCore 64G-C SSD RunCore 64G-C SSD
    Disk Test 113.05
    Sequential 80.40
    Uncached Write 84.92 52.14 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 83.28 47.12 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 51.51 15.07 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 152.55 76.67 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Random 190.35
    Uncached Write 80.43 8.51 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Write 180.06 57.65 MB/sec [256K blocks]
    Uncached Read 1795.79 12.73 MB/sec [4K blocks]
    Uncached Read 404.88 75.13 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    Well.
    Yes, it based on a PATA interface.

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    Default Re: RunCore SSD W/ MacBook Air Rev A, Boot Camp?

    I am not aware of the theoretical limits of the PATA interface, hence the question in my original post.

    That being said, I did go back to the numbers RunCore advertised on this model SSD and My numbers are corresponding to their numbers.

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