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I just ordered a crucial m4 128Gb, and it should arrive tomorrow. I was wondering what steps I need to take to set up the drive; however, I will not be using it as a boot drive but rather for storage for games that I play often. So what do I need to do to get everything up and running?

P.S. I'm not using it for a boot drive because I plan to upgrade my CPU+Mobo soon so I will re-install windows then (probably on a smaller 60gb SSD)
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Just plug it in and go. Really though, you should defiantly use it as your boot drive.
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Not sure why you aren't going to use it for a boot drive. Just plug it in and let it go. Here is a good read for you on the ssd. Enjoy the speed when it arrives. Thanks
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
post #4 of 13

Good choice, I have one too and love it. You won't be disappointed biggrin.gif

 

As for setting it up, you could update to the latest 000F firmware if the drive doesn't ship with it, which is super easy with the available Windows utility but not crucial (lololol pun intended lachen.gif) Since it's not going to be a boot drive just plug it in and it should be okay.

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Originally Posted by Willhemmens View Post

Just plug it in and go. Really though, you should defiantly use it as your boot drive.

I plan to use an SSD boot drive once I rebuild my computer and re-install windows later this summer. So I dont need to worry about TRIM/garbage collection, or are those all built in?
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I plan to use an SSD boot drive once I rebuild my computer and re-install windows later this summer. So I dont need to worry about TRIM/garbage collection, or are those all built in?

 

Correct, built-in.

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Do I need to enable ACHI in my bios if I'm not using it as a boot drive?
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I just got one of these and installed yesterday. I updated the firmware via the Crucial website no problem. Only thing is mine sometimes emits a high pitch whine for a few seconds when loading certain programs. Not sure if it should or not. After I updated firmware it seems to have gone away. Definitely use it as a boot drive!
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a SSD makes no noise, make sure its not something else in the area if it keeps making a noise return it.
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I plan to use an SSD boot drive once I rebuild my computer and re-install windows later this summer. So I dont need to worry about TRIM/garbage collection, or are those all built in?
Windoz 7 auto configures it all for you it will even disable Defrag on that drive
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