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Guys with EVO 120GB, is this your latest firmware:
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none of us will be using these same ssds in 2-3 yrs...

That's partially true and mainly agree... But as you can see in my singature, my old X25M is still going strong and I'm using it for 2 games max.

Now one mor 1GB SSD for all my media data and I'm done with mechanical drives (HDDs).
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none of us will be using these same ssds in 2-3 yrs...

That is very optimistic, as long as SATA remains the standard I can see myself using this SSD for another few years. I don't have any games on it, I use it as boot drive and have a VM on it. I would like to replace it with a larger SSD but if a larger one doesn't really improve performance I'll just get a 120 EVO and put this in my SATA II laptop. Though it will be limited by SATA II it will still be better than that horrid 5400rpm drive in it now.
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SATA will be around for HDDs and ODDs for a long time unless SATA Express proves cheaper. As it is, my top AMD chipset motherboard has a 2x PATA port and even a Floppy port! Adapters for PATA aren't exactly uncommon either.
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none of us will be using these same ssds in 2-3 yrs...

Chances are, I will. My mechanical drive is actually 6 six years old. If I can get six years ( chances are very high that I can ) out of this drive, I'll be more than happy.
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Hey guys, literally just ordered the 250GB EVO for 159 from newegg, BLACK FRIDAY WOOOO. JK.
Cybermonday is what we really want biggrin.gif

If I want to do a clean install, how would I go about this?
Remove HDD(WD Black), install SSD, install Windows 7 OS (I assume my motherboard will enable AHCI once i do this), download drivers and BF4(only game on it). Now that would theoretically be a new system, if we put the WD black out of the picture.

What would happen after i connect the HDD back? I will want to wipe it, and make it a completely new HD, I don't care about files. Isn't windows still on the WD black? Can I just remove the SSD and connect the WD black again and wipe it, then remove it/installSSD, and connect WD black back again?
Edited by geogga - 11/29/13 at 9:01am
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Hey guys, so I'm about to order the 840 EVO on Newegg, the 250 GB or 120. according to the above questions, there will be no performance change. This kinda answered my question about different write speeds. I have a intel(4670k) and want to make sure I have no problems with this because newegg says theres a Iron Egg Guarantee Replacement-Only Return Policy, which i read can only RMA and no returns. If I want to do a clean install, how would I go about this?
1. Remove HDD
2. Install SSD
3. boot and install Windows 7 OS (I assume AHCI will be enabled once i do this)
4. download drivers and BF4(only game on it)

1.Would I now connect the HDD but keep the SSD as the boot drive?
2.And then can I wipe my HDD and install the programs again?
3.What would happen after I boot up after installing both hard drives? I know that the HDD still has W7 and all my games, and will wiping it clear everything to make it like a new fresh HDD so it acts as the storage HDD?

You don't need to disconnect the HD. You just need to connect the SSD, make sure AHCI is enabled in BIOS. Then install Windows on the SSD and you're done. Then you can do whatever you want with the HD because your PC will boot from the SSD as long as that's set as your primary disc, you don't need to wipe the HD before you install Windows on the SSD, just make sure the HD isn't set as primary.

The last time I needed to disconnect HD's to install Windows was with XP, pre SP1. XP was terrible back then (something people forget, ignore or don't know about). However since SP1 and especially Vista there hasn't been a need to disconnect HD's to install Windows and Win 7 is Win 6.1 (Vista is Win 6), Win 8 is Win 6.2 and 8.1 is Win 6.3.
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Guys with EVO 120GB, is this your latest firmware:

Yep.

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Oh wow, much more simpler, thanks!
But isn't there still like 24GB of Windows on the HDD?
How would I completely remove the old windows?
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Chances are, I will. My mechanical drive is actually 6 six years old. If I can get six years ( chances are very high that I can ) out of this drive, I'll be more than happy.
most if not all users who are after performance are done with those products after one or 2 generations.

looking at your hardware there's a high chance you'll hang on your hardware for a while but i'll give you 4 years tops lol. you'll probably use it on a laptop but not main desktop. if we're still on desktops that is.
    
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