I have a Macbook Pro with dual hard drives (1tb HD, and a 250gb SSD that I replaced the disk drive with). I have been using the regular HD for my mac and the SSD for my bootcamp. Recently, I found this article explaining how to use the SSD to boost the speed for my mac, as well as my bootcamp. So I want to move everything from the SSD over to a new partition on the HD.
I have successfully made a bootcamp partition on the HD and the computer reads the partition in the Boot Camp Assistant and Disk Utility, but I am unable to boot up that partition. I simply cannot locate it when going though System Preferences or pressing the option key on startup. The old partition (the one on the SSD and that I want to transfer everything from) is found, but the one I just created on the HD is not found anywhere. I have no idea what the problem could be and I would appreciate any help possible.
- When I first created the partition (and I tried that twice), the computer rebooted and tried to boot into the new Windows partition, but it got stuck on the blinking cursor and required a force reboot.
- The partition is found on the sidebar of Windows Explorer as well as E: and I can transfer files to E: using Windows Explorer.
- I used to have the single HD with a partition for Windows on it that worked just fine before I got the SSD. I had no problems transferring everything over to the SSD and it has not shown any problems at all.
- The SSD is a Samsung 840 Evo 250gb and the HD is the built-in 1tb 5400-rpm drive that is offered with the Macbook Pro (13").