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just make sure no other HDDs apart from the SSD are plugged in when you're installing Windows wink.gif

Hmm so what you are saying that I should have my SSD installed and disable HDD. Install windows 7, and when the process is done enable the hdd?
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SSD Installation Instructions:
1) Screw drive into drive bay
2) Plug in Sata Data Cable
3) Plug in SATA Power cable
Done.


Thanks for the tip. Now off to figuring out which ones are the Sata cables biggrin.gif
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If your using the SSD for windows only 60GB is fine, if you want games on it 120GB+
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Actually thats what I also was going to ask.

It will be windows ONLY but I just checked my HDD C partition now I am using 119 MB though 60 gb is movies and pictures which i can always move them to my HDD.

Windows and Program files are a total of 40 GB at the moment. Windows is I believe 30GB.

I can actually take my Program Files to the HDD that could be an option.


The SSDs are very expensive as you all know, and in Turkey they are even more expensive.

What kind of improvements would i get from having a 60GB SSD and windows installed to it?

Faster boot times and a more responsive windows system in general. It's up to you if it's worth it


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If your using the SSD for windows only 60GB is fine, if you want games on it 120GB+
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^this. With windows+all my programs+BF3 on my 64gb I still have 20-25 gb free.

To answer your main question, all you have to do is plug in the power and sata, and then install windows like you normally would, and then change some settings. http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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Thanks for the tip. Now off to figuring out which ones are the Sata cables biggrin.gif
the same ones that are plugged into your HDD. There should be another power on the same cable, since you don't know these things I'm assuming you bought it from somewhere like iBuypower, they SHOULD have included the extra data cables that come with the motherboard but I have no idea if they do, if not you'll just have to buy another one.
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Here you go: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817812011
I used this for my SSD as it was recommended to me
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^this. With windows+all my programs+BF3 on my 64gb I still have 20-25 gb free.
To answer your main question, all you have to do is plug in the power and sata, and then install windows like you normally would, and then change some settings. http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

Nearly the same thing here. 120 is more than enough if you are using your hdd for storage. also, remember to change the locations of "my documents" and such so that they are located on your hdd. Enjoy the new sense of speed smile.gif
post #16 of 17
so, install your SSD in the case, connect it using the proper cables (sata data cable and sata power cable) and make sure no other HDDs are either getting power (sata power cable) or are connected to the motherboard (sata data cable).

this prevents Windows from creating the system reserve on one of the HDDs. it's all very well explained in Sean's SSD setup guide as posted previously. also, after following Sean's guide, you'll notice that Windows will only take up about ~10GB on the SSD, so you'll have plenty of room on a 60/64GB SSD.

in terms of what SSD to get; up to you in terms of price but good ones to look out for are Corsair, Crucial, Intel, Mushkin, to name a few. i'd personally avoid OCZ as i've seen a lot with high failure rates, especially in the last 6 - 12 months.
generally your SSD will come with a mounting bracket, but as mentioned previously, you can also buy one if it doesn't come with it.

good luck!
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Thank you so much for all the answers guys

I pretty much have better idea right now.

After I make my purchase i will probably asking for more help thumb.gif

First things first let me see if i have extra sata cables.
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