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powering on pc for the 1st time, should I only connect 1 storage drive (ssd) to eliminate confusion or just install all my storage drives is fine?

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Thanks. I am brand new to this. I am finishing up my build tonight.

I plan to start out with 3 different storage drives. A 250gb ssd for windows and other important files (Samsung 840 Pro). A 2TB hdd for larger files(Seagate Barracuda). And another ssd for use as a scratch disc (250gb Samsung Evo).

I had read somewhere that someone had trouble installing their Samsung Evo recently. This got me thinking. As I am new to all of this. Would it be easier or more fool proof for my first power on to just connect up my main drive, a ssd? Then after I get everything working, install the other 2 drives?

Or would it be easier to just go ahead and connect all the drives?

Everything else is all ready to go, so trying to get some quick help here.

Thanks.

MODS- Ah, I meant to put this in the general storage section, not just the SSD section.
Edited by mphfrom77 - 8/27/13 at 9:40pm
    
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If it were me I would only use the drive that you want to install OS on to for first start up and install, it just makes it simple. Only takes a quick min to plug other drives back in when everything is up and running.
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I would give it a crack with everything. No sense of leaving anything behind. If you run into issue then go from there.
 
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The generally accepted way to it is first: POST with the bare essentials: CPU, RAM, mobo, and GPU. When that works, plug in an ODD and your boot drive of choice to install the OS. After that, plug in everything else and you're good to go.
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Id also cut it down to one DIMM instead of having 2 or 4 installed, this way you cut down on the potential of RAM issues effecting the boot.
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Thanks guys. I did only start with one hard drive...my ssd. So far everything seems to be going smooth, though I am new to all of this so it is at a snails pace.

When I did power up for the first time, I decided to start another thread and have been receiving help there. Is you guys have any input for me their that would be great. But thanks.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1422384/noob-any-last-minute-tips-before-i-power-up-any-tips-period/0_50

When I get everything updated I might run some of these "stress tests" that have been suggested to me though I don't know what that means. Then when everything does indeed appear to be functioning correctly, then I will install my other two hard drives.

Since this is the right section. I previously misunderstood how a intel ssd to hdd cache system worked. I was under the impression that I could partition off a section of a larger ssd to do the caching. Guess that is not the case, right? So if that is definitely the case then I might need some suggestions for a 60gb ssd for caching to my only hdd, if it is indeed worth it.
    
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