.. but does it really matter how big my drive is or how much I added.. ??
Yes. Adding space to a partition needs this partition to have some amount of free space and also low fragmentation to work relieable.
Besides of that it´s a problem having it all on ONE drive. The heads of the drive can only be on one place at a time -
but the would need to read/write to *different* places at the same time when they handle system- and application routines, data and temp-files simultanuously.
So the speed dramatically decreases when ONE drive needs to do all operations one after another - instead of splitting the ops
to several drives, where they all can be done in parallel. Don´t forget: moving and placing the heads means mechanical
movement. There are several heads on an arm - but there´s only ONE arm to move and place them at a time.
Splitting the ops to several heads which operate simultanuously and independently from each other can only be done by using
That´s why i suggested to preferably use at least two drives for avoiding conflicts - one for MacOS and one for Win. Strictly seperated.
Or one drive for the both OS and another for all temporary files.
A step further regarding speed and reliability is to use more drives - as i described before.
This drives don´t even need to be big and expensive - 1TB-drives come for about 40.- or 60.-€ these days. Even external (iMac).
External drives connected via USB are very much slower than internal drives connected to the system SATA bus.
I know people who kicked off the DVD drives in their iMacs for replacing them with an additonal HD.
I would encourage anyone thinking of adding to their Bootcamp drive,
In your initial posting you wrote Bootcamp-*partition*! So what is it: an extra Bootcamp -*drive* (HD)
or a Bootcamp-*partition* residing on your Mac HD?