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Okay I just got a new SATA cable and as soon as I turned on my PC, the driver for the ssd was downloading. I can't believe I went through all that trouble because of a stupid sata cable. Anyways I'm off to migrating everything over to the ssd now.
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My ssd is working properly. Any thing else i should be concerned about before living my life as an ssd user?
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Are you using windows 7 or Windows 8? If you're using windows 8, I recommend disabling fast startup. There are two ways of doing this:

For Windows 8 / 8.1:

1. Either go to the Control Panel :Power Options > Press "Choose what the power button does" > Untick the Fast Startup checkbox.

or

2. Open up an elevated command prompt (CMD.exe as administrator) and type "powercfg -h off"
This command disables fast startup and hibernation. It will also free up more space on your Operating System drive. (I guess I'll call this a bonus).

(Off topic: I just can't get my computer to work properly with hibernation / fast startup or sleep mode. I'm fine without it anyway)
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Am using windows 7
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My ssd is working properly. Any thing else i should be concerned about before living my life as an ssd user?

 

Actually, yes:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

 

This covers everything except for one thing (read these instructions first before performing them - you'll see why when you go from step 5 to step 6):

 

  1. Open Performance Monitor (easiest way: open the Start Menu, type performance monitor and then press Enter as soon as "Performance Monitor" selected. I only have to type pe for that to happen)
  2. Expand "Data Collector Sets"
  3. Expand "Startup Event Trace Sessions"
  4. Sort the right-hand pane by "Status"
  5. For all of the ones that are enabled, double-click each of them and go to the "Trace Session" tab, and remove the check mark out of "Enabled" (so, disable "Enabled" lol)
  6. DO NOT do this for "EventLog-Application", "EventLog-Security" or "EventLog-System" because you never know when you're gonna want these events logged!

 

One or two of these will tell you that you can't do it. That's ok because it will be disabled after rebooting.

 

Here's where I learned this from:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/700470/tutorials-real-world-windows-7-ssd-tweaks-and-optimization

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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