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If anyone is interested, I've got a Plextor M3 128 GB for $78 Shipped.
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If anyone is interested, I've got a Plextor M3 128 GB for $78 Shipped.
My old drive!

Good luck with the sale. The drive is a great drive. biggrin.gif
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Question, has there been any additional news regarding the Crucial m500 960GB, in particular about release dates?
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quick question. if i can get a 480GB Corsair Neutron GTX for $250, should i jump on that deal?
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its the best price for a 480GB high end drive ive seen.
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its the best price for a 480GB high end drive ive seen.

Friend of mine got a coupon for 50% off everything on corsair.com so we are picking up a few goodies biggrin.gif I might even nab 2 of them haha



edit: and its ordered - $250 to my door
Edited by Blindsay - 3/26/13 at 10:53am
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I'll be getting a new SSD for the first time and need some questions answered.

It is recommended not to format SSDs under any circumstances. If so, then
i) How do I proceed with a new SSD which hasnt been formatted? (since new HDDs need to be formatted to be used)
ii) How do I install a fresh copy of Windows on the SSD without formatting it when I am already using the SSD as my boot drive? (since I need to delete the existing copy of Windows on the boot drive for a fresh install and I used to format the (C:\) drive on my HDD in order to do it)
iii) How do I change the format of the drive from one to another, like from FAT to NTFS? and what is the default/factory format of a new SSD?

Any relevant information (if you think I need to know something) is most welcome and is highly appreciated!
Thanks a lot! I really appreciate the help! smile.gif
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Ok,what you did is mixed format and defragment.You can format SSD,because there is no other way to put data on drive.Go with fast format.
You need to read this too,before buying SSD.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227308/storage-essentials-thread
not everything,but what you think it may need you for your installation.
One thing i suggest people what not to do is wiping ssd,because wiping writes zeros to SSD,and zeros are not empty for SSD.So if you using CClenar,uncheck "wipe free space" in CCleaner settings.
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Ok,what you did is mixed format and defragment.You can format SSD,because there is no other way to put data on drive.Go with fast format.
You need to read this too,before buying SSD.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227308/storage-essentials-thread
not everything,but what you think it may need you for your installation.
One thing i suggest people what not to do is wiping ssd,because wiping writes zeros to SSD,and zeros are not empty for SSD.So if you using CClenar,uncheck "wipe free space" in CCleaner settings.
Thanks for the reply!
That guide will be very useful and will probably answer all my questions, so thanks for that.
What does wiping SSD mean? What is CCleaner used for? Sorry but I'm new to this and am not accustomed to these things. It would help if you explained.
WIll go through the guide now. Thanks again! smile.gif
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If you dont use CCleaner then forget that i even mentioned it,nothing that is crucial for SSDs.But if you want to know its great app for cleaning computer from all kind of junk.Google it
about "wiping free space" or just "wipe whole drive" it is tool that erase everything from drive when you want to sell it or want to make fresh install of Windows.In SSD case you need to use "Secure Erase" with Parted Magic.Guide for it:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227597/how-to-secure-erase-your-solid-state-drive-ssd-with-parted-magic
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/3/13 at 3:30am
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