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So I just got a Samsung 830 and I have a few questions.

1) After installing the ssd, what specific settings do I have to change in the bios to make it work(Sata, AHCI mode, RAID)?
2) I heard I need to install the "Samsung Magician" software and leave ~12GB free for the SSD to be fast so it doesn't slow overtime?
3) Is there anything else that I need to know before I install it?

Thanks!
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You should view Sean Webster's SSD installation guide for Windows 7. Plethora of information in there.
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Yeah, I just realized that as I posted this thread. Thanks!
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So I just got a Samsung 830 and I have a few questions.

1) After installing the ssd, what specific settings do I have to change in the bios to make it work(Sata, AHCI mode, RAID)?
AHCI or RAID is preferred as that enables TRIM and NCQ.
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2) I heard I need to install the "Samsung Magician" software and leave ~12GB free for the SSD to be fast so it doesn't slow overtime?
No need to install either. Go ahead if you like. The optimization settings can/want you to disable Windows search...I use it myself, I would leave that alone.
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3) Is there anything else that I need to know before I install it?

Thanks!
Well as you know...my guide. lol smile.gif
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Thanks Sean. I love your guide! I'm using it now to configure my new Samsung 830! biggrin.gif
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