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I am personally looking into getting a Corsair 60GB Force Series SSD for $80CAD but I want to know some things first.

I know that an SSD greatly improves loading speeds and such, but what else can they do to boost my pc?

Also, I need to know how to take my OS from my stock HDD and put it on my SSD. I have no idea how to do a OS transfer.

Also, any other general tips greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.
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Hi.

I'd go with Crucial C300 64GB, it's much better.

Regarding the OS, I'd go with a clean installation on AHCI mode for gest the best of the SSD.
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Yeah, get a Crucial c300 or a sandforce drive (like the Vertex 2) and I would back up and reinstall windows. You can transfer it, but you have to manually change a bunch of settings that Windows will take care of for you if you do a clean install, and IMO it's not worth messing with.

You'll see massive differences in windows loading times and loading times of any applications you put on the SSD.
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Originally Posted by Zyphur View Post
I am personally looking into getting a Corsair 60GB Force Series SSD for $80CAD but I want to know some things first.

I know that an SSD greatly improves loading speeds and such, but what else can they do to boost my pc?

Also, I need to know how to take my OS from my stock HDD and put it on my SSD. I have no idea how to do a OS transfer.

Also, any other general tips greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.
Look at the SSD tweaks in the section of the forums. Its a big must otherwise you will deteriorate your SSD life much faster.

Also do as mentioned above and make sure its in AHCI mode.

If you want more performance, I suggest overclocking or buying a new processor 2.2 GHz is not much at all, and you will get a lot of benefit from higher clock speeds.
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How do I go about doing this AHCI mode ? Can my ****ty stock-locked mobo do it?

Will I need a new Windows serial code and stuff?

How does this connect to my PC ? Is it just a SATA connection?

For my price points and what is available to me, it is only this model Corsair, or Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100.

Which is better?
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How do I go about doing this AHCI mode ? Can my ****ty stock-locked mobo do it?

Will I need a new Windows serial code and stuff?

How does this connect to my PC ? Is it just a SATA connection?

For my price points and what is available to me, it is only this model Corsair, or Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100.

Which is better?
You don't need any key or stuff like that. Go to ur BIOS and look for the Hard drive configuration, you can need change from IDE to AHCI.

Regarding the brand, I'd go with the Corsair and don't worry about the connections, all SSD (except RevoDrive) comes with SATA connection.
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