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ok update. i did what gabe said. my pc detect's the drive and all it's glory.

now.... what do.

im formatting it, so do i just load windows on it? then use my current drive as storag?
Yup, just pop in your Windows install, be it a CD, network, USB drive, etc. and install it to the SSD then you are good to go. Put you most used files/programs on the SSD to see the most performance gain.
 
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you HAVE to install Windows in SSD? Why not the hard drive? Isn't SSD just a read and write fast support? I always wanted to own a SSD but i never fully could understand how i need to set it up if i were to get one? I see too many explanations between a regular boot up drive or a friggin RAID.
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if my os is on an ssd. everything load's fast. more snappy.

and this 1 ssd is faster then ANY mechanical array


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you HAVE to install Windows in SSD? Why not the hard drive? Isn't SSD just a read and write fast support? I always wanted to own a SSD but i never fully could understand how i need to set it up if i were to get one? I see too many explanations between a regular boot up drive or a friggin RAID.
    
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you HAVE to install Windows in SSD? Why not the hard drive? Isn't SSD just a read and write fast support? I always wanted to own a SSD but i never fully could understand how i need to set it up if i were to get one? I see too many explanations between a regular boot up drive or a friggin RAID.
Yes u have to install windows on it.The ssd is just like any other hardrive it just has no moving parts in it and its way faster than a regular hardrive. Way easy to set up.In my case it was just plug set it up for first boot device in bios while leaving my original C: drive plugged in and setting it up for secong boot device put in my Windows cd installed windows on the ssd then transfer my files from the old C drive in windows to the SSD.No AHCI swaping or anything wich i was reading that its only used for hotswap correct me if im wrong.
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If space becomes an issue, I learned a lot from this thread.

I was dealing with a 40GB SSD that I only wanted my OS installed on. I was able to successfully migrate my Users, Program Files, Program Files (x86), and Program Data folders to my RAID-0 drives without taking up precious space on my SSD.
 
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