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I'm getting my Crucial M4 128GB tomorrow and I have some questions. I'm a total noob when it comes to SSD disks, so please have some patience

Whats the first thing I have to do?

I have something like this in mind:

1. delete C: partition with windows installation on my current HDD and disconnect the HDD

2. change BIOS settings to AHCI mode (do I need to change anything else in BIOS?)

3. plug in SSD to SATA 6Gb/s port, update firmware and install Windows

4. plug in HDD and merge D: partition with unallocated space from previously deleted C: partition


any suggestions?
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1. Plug into 6gb Sata port and update BIOS with sata port in IDE mode (website should have instructions)

2. Change SSD port to AHCI

3. Install Windows on new drive as you would any other drive

4. Plug in old HDD and use as a 2nd drive with your SSD

I dont know what you are doing in your instructions, but its really as simple as this.
post #3 of 8
Unplug old hdd

Plug in ssd

Change it to achi
Install windows

Boot in to windows to check everything is fine

Plug in old hdd, make sure it boots from ssd on the boot priority list.

Enjoy
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You will need to be in IDE for the firmware update. Why not update before removing the HDD. No need to delete C:. Leave it in. This way you would have essentially created a dual boot system, as long as you are using the same Windows CD.
    
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You will need to be in IDE for the firmware update. Why not update before removing the HDD. No need to delete C:. Leave it in. This way you would have essentially created a dual boot system, as long as you are using the same Windows CD.
Aha, so IDE for firmware upgrade, thanks guys!

I don't want to plug in SSD with my current HDD in, so Windows doesn't clutter it with files or something

I dont know what you mean with dual boot system? I don't want dual boot. HDD will be used just for my documents and stuff. Windows will be on SDD.
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That's how I got mine ssd is just a boot drive and my 1tb to for files e.c.t redirect your Download and document folder to save to the hdd otherwise the ssd will fill up quickly
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I stress importance upon taking a gander at magic-man's sticky of tweaks and optimizations. I couldn't figure out why my SSD was hanging 1-3 miniutes before it would even start to load windows after the logo coalesced - now I'm unlucky if there's two seconds, tops.

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Omg, check out my guide, it has more info on what to do than any other thread!

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