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Dual Boot (W7 & Ubuntu) from seperate SSD's? Or should I go mSATA?

I am building a new system, that I am planning on dual booting with Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I wanted to know if it is possible to have 2 OS's on separate drives? Can you dual boot from dual drives? Also, I already have a 1TB drive that I plan to use for data. I was wondering if I should go the mSATA cache route instead of SSD for my OS?

My Build (So Far):
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Data Storage: Western Digital 1TB Black
Heat Sync: Cool Master 212 Evo
Power: Corsair CX600
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  1. Best answer
    yes you can do one os per drive, when booting you will have to select which drive to boot from depending on os you want to use. since you have a 1 tb drive you can partition it and install the two oses on separate partitions too
  2. alvine said:
    yes you can do one os per drive, when booting you will have to select which drive to boot from depending on os you want to use. since you have a 1 tb drive you can partition it and install the two oses on separate partitions too


    Thank you. Will I have to manually go into the bios and switch the boot drive each time, or will I just have to select an OS on boot?
  3. I think you will have to do it manually with f8 unless you install some third party boot manager
  4. Best answer selected by atlchris.
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