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Ah OK, that makes sense. But when I right click on the Disk 0 it dosnt even come up with a format option.
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Your SSD should be the first drive not the HDD as you have it, well if the SSD is intended to be the main boot drive. Take the HDD off, put the SSD drive on the first 6gbs sata port, install windows, then put the HDD back on.

Make sure to have bios set for AHCI controller not IDE before you install windows.
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Ah OK, that makes sense. But when I right click on the Disk 0 it dosnt even come up with a format option.
If that's the case (after you have the SSD and HDD on correct ports) do this OPTION 8 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520 from within windows once you have it installed
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Your SSD should be the first drive not the HDD as you have it, well if the SSD is intended to be the main boot drive. Take the HDD off, put the SSD drive on the first 6gbs sata port, install windows, then put the HDD back on.

Make sure to have bios set for AHCI controller not IDE before you install windows.
OK, so I guess I do that and see if that works.
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You cant format the HDD because it diesnt have a partition, basically which is where that comes in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520
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post #16 of 20
Wow good call. I can believe I didn't catch that. Yea, OP, your ssd needs to be the first drive.
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Gotcha! Ill be back one it installs.
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Gotcha! Ill be back one it installs.
Remember to follow the guide i posted and only have the ssd plugged in when you do!
post #19 of 20
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So I unplugged the 1tb drive and reinstalled W7 with only the SSD plugged in to the first sata 6gbs port. After that was finished I plugged the HDD back in and clean'd the disk off completley through "diskpart.exe" using the Microsoft support guide (Option 8). Though the HDD is still the first drive and the SSD the second, but the HDD is no longer unallocated and is now a "Primary Partition". Here is a screen shot:
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After you get your SSD setup, absolutely be sure to follow the guide in this thread to tweak it properly and preserve its life. Also, you may very well wish to get this program as it does a lot of the SSD tweaking for you.
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