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Alright thanks.
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So please advise me what is the very first thing i should do with a SSD?
Install it in your PC as a secondary drive and see if you can update the firmware.


Is that in the 1st post? Should we do this or should we unplug the HHD and do a fresh install of windows?
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So please advise me what is the very first thing i should do with a SSD?
Install it in your PC as a secondary drive and see if you can update the firmware.


Is that in the 1st post? Should we do this or should we unplug the HHD and do a fresh install of windows?

If you haven't installed yet plug the SSD in your system and see if you can update the firmware. Then proceed with the install.
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Been told it's not a good idea to have Steam on SSD cuz i heard it causes problems but is it ok to install Steam directly to my second hard drive? Any other games too? My OS is on my SSD however. I just wanted to know if i wanted to install DRIVERS for Razer mouse and keyboard. Would i HAVE to install directly in SSD or second HD? Just wanted to be sure. The Windows update does take up a bit space but it's not so bad. Wait til i install BF3 lol. However i may consider pulling a trigger on a 120gb drive or bigger biggrin.gif
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I am currently using INtel 320 Series 80 gib 2.5 drive and i can't be too sure WHICH drivers to install? I get a little confused what i need. I ain't running RAID though.
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OK i downloaded Firmware tool and the iso file thing for the SSD specific drive. However i wanted to know if this is needed at all? http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology

I'm not running RAID but is this a requirement anyways? How can i know if i have updated drivers? Checking device controls in case.

Also how do i know what firmware version i have? Isn't there a program that can check and see if it has the newest firmware or not? Just wondered. thumb.gif
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Why is my firmware update showing GREYED out on the firmware INtel tool? Am i missing something here? I have no idea what to do with the firmware ISO file i downloaded. Am i supposed to be doing something here?
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Looks like i don't need to use firmware update. I think i'm ok. Thanks.

Can someone tell me please if it's ok to install Steam on my second hard drive cuz i notice BF3 takes a lot of space on my 80gb SSD. Would i be able to play games just fine on my 1TB Hard Drive without an OS? My OS is fully installed in SSD anyways. Am i ok? Can someone please clarify if this is ok? I wanna be sure to be able to game on another drive instead of my SSD. May consider getting 120gb perhaps.
Edited by 78@pwnt4lif3 - 12/31/11 at 7:56pm
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ok this is my final comment of all. So much spam biggrin.gif LOL. I figured it out all on my own. Thanks to this thread and the power of google and friends on Battlelog lol. Thanks!thumb.gif
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Looks like i don't need to use firmware update. I think i'm ok. Thanks.

Can someone tell me please if it's ok to install Steam on my second hard drive cuz i notice BF3 takes a lot of space on my 80gb SSD. Would i be able to play games just fine on my 1TB Hard Drive without an OS? My OS is fully installed in SSD anyways. Am i ok? Can someone please clarify if this is ok? I wanna be sure to be able to game on another drive instead of my SSD. May consider getting 120gb perhaps.

Steam is on my HDD lol.
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ok this is my final comment of all. So much spam biggrin.gif LOL. I figured it out all on my own. Thanks to this thread and the power of google and friends on Battlelog lol. Thanks!thumb.gif

lol, cool. Yea, I told you I was asleep.
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