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I tried reading the Sticky on the How to but I am still confused. I am seeking the easiest, fastest way to get my SSD as boot and HDD as storage up an running. I always just ran a HDD as one but I am doing a new build and I am new to running multiple SSD/HDD at once. I just need the easiest way to get me up and running. Thanks.
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Simple buddy.

Unplug any hard drive except the ssd and optical drive you'll use for windows install disc..
Install windows as normal.
Re-connect all your drives once installation is complete.
They you have it.


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^^,also if you want,put the windows install disc on a usb pendrive,and watch as windows installs in about 10 mins to the ssd lol
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Originally Posted by sirsaechao View Post
I tried reading the Sticky on the How to but I am still confused. I am seeking the easiest, fastest way to get my SSD as boot and HDD as storage up an running. I always just ran a HDD as one but I am doing a new build and I am new to running multiple SSD/HDD at once. I just need the easiest way to get me up and running. Thanks.
I find that most people over-complicate this thereby ending up causing good people like yourself to become confused.

It's really just as simple as this:
  1. Leave the hard drive disconnected for the installation of Windows. This prevents the boot sector from being placed on the hard drive.
  2. Connect the SSD to the first port (first SATA 3 port, as I see it's the Crucial M4)
  3. Configure the BIOS to boot from the SSD first
  4. Enable AHCI mode for the ports if it is not already enabled
  5. Install Windows 7
  6. When it's finished installing and you get to the desktop, shut down and connect the hard drive to the first SATA 2 port (or the 2nd SATA 3 port if it's a SATA 3 drive - I'm not keeping up with hard drives, so I don't know)
  7. Turn the system back on
  8. You're done.
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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post
Simple buddy.

Unplug any hard drive except the ssd and optical drive you'll use for windows install disc..
Install windows as normal.
Re-connect all your drives once installation is complete.
They you have it.


You wanted it simple
Yep. Thats as easy as it gets. I would only add one last step which is to make sure you setup a backup on your HDD for you SSD. BUt thats all there is to it.
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I got a new Crucial M4...do I need to d/l anything like firmware, updates or software before putting W7 on it?
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Originally Posted by sirsaechao View Post
I got a new Crucial M4...do I need to d/l anything like firmware, updates or software before putting W7 on it?
Nope. Just follow my instructions and you will be good to go.
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