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Going from a Seagate Momentus XT to Crucial M4 128GB

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As the title says, I'm going from a Seagate Momentus XT 500gb to a Crucial M4 128GB.. also the rest of my specs are in the sig. I have a relatively new install of Windows on the momentus (a month old max). Can I clone the hard drive straight to the M4 or would I benefit hugely from doing a clean install? Also, what other settings do I need to change or enable as this is my first SSD!
Thanks for any help and sorry if this thread is already up, I checked it first!! I just thought it might be different for me as the momentus is a hybrid drive
Graham
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i say do a clean install for the best performance.
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Turn off system restore to free up like 5+ GBS.

Reduce page file to 300/400mb as max.

Set high perofrmance power plan CP.

Turn off defragmentation (make sure its off)

Disable hard disk turn off in CP.

Instal the latest Intel RTS driver.

Dont get the drive full, leave at least 20% free.

Thats pretty much it.
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How do I reduce the page file? And CP is? Sorry for being a nub hahah thanks for your help
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[Crucial] M4 128GB  [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 320GB [Western Digital] Essentials 1TB 
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[Western Digital] Essentials V2 1TB [Optaric] DVD-RW [Windows] 7 Ultimate X64 [Samsung] P2450H X2 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[Crucial] M4 128GB  [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 320GB [Western Digital] Essentials 1TB 
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[Western Digital] Essentials V2 1TB [Optaric] DVD-RW [Windows] 7 Ultimate X64 [Samsung] P2450H X2 
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[Logitech] G110 [Coolermaster] Silent Pro Modular 700w [Coolermaster] Storm Scout [Logitech] MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 960t (X6 1605T) Black Edition [Asus] M5A78L-M/USB3 [AMD] Radeon 6850 [Kingston] Hyper X Blu 4GB 
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[Samsung] Spinpoint M7 640GB [Samsung] SH-B123L Blu Ray Drive [Asus] Golden Axe Square [Windows] 7 Ultimate x64 
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How do I reduce the page file? And CP is? Sorry for being a nub hahah thanks for your help
CP - Control panel.

In start type, advance, and press advance system settings.

Then in performance, and again press advance.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue EZEX 1TB & Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS) Asus Nocuta NH D14 WIN 7 64 Ultimate 
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Thanks a lot guys, I've now got it up and running +rep for you all
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[AMD] Phenom II X6 1100t Black Edition [Asus] M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 [Asus] GTX560ti Direct CU II [GSkill] Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[Crucial] M4 128GB  [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 320GB [Western Digital] Essentials 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Western Digital] Essentials V2 1TB [Optaric] DVD-RW [Windows] 7 Ultimate X64 [Samsung] P2450H X2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Logitech] G110 [Coolermaster] Silent Pro Modular 700w [Coolermaster] Storm Scout [Logitech] MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 960t (X6 1605T) Black Edition [Asus] M5A78L-M/USB3 [AMD] Radeon 6850 [Kingston] Hyper X Blu 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung] Spinpoint M7 640GB [Samsung] SH-B123L Blu Ray Drive [Asus] Golden Axe Square [Windows] 7 Ultimate x64 
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[LG] 32LD450 [Logitech] MK250 [Coolermaster] GX 450W [Fractal Design] Core 1000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X6 1100t Black Edition [Asus] M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 [Asus] GTX560ti Direct CU II [GSkill] Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
[Crucial] M4 128GB  [Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 320GB [Western Digital] Essentials 1TB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
[Western Digital] Essentials V2 1TB [Optaric] DVD-RW [Windows] 7 Ultimate X64 [Samsung] P2450H X2 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
[Logitech] G110 [Coolermaster] Silent Pro Modular 700w [Coolermaster] Storm Scout [Logitech] MX518 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 960t (X6 1605T) Black Edition [Asus] M5A78L-M/USB3 [AMD] Radeon 6850 [Kingston] Hyper X Blu 4GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[Samsung] Spinpoint M7 640GB [Samsung] SH-B123L Blu Ray Drive [Asus] Golden Axe Square [Windows] 7 Ultimate x64 
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[LG] 32LD450 [Logitech] MK250 [Coolermaster] GX 450W [Fractal Design] Core 1000 
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No problem
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WD Blue EZEX 1TB & Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS) Asus Nocuta NH D14 WIN 7 64 Ultimate 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @4.7ghz(1.39v) 24/7 +D14 Asus P8Z77-V Sapphire R9 290 Tri X @1160/1600 8GB HyperX @2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Blue EZEX 1TB & Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (OS) Asus Nocuta NH D14 WIN 7 64 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC 2490wuxi (rev 1) Logitech Wave Cooler Master Vanguard 850W Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Logitech G5 Cooler Master Xonar STX+ HD595 
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