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finally bought an ssd today "Corsair 128GB nova series"

of course i want to install win7 in it but am confused and don't know much about setting up an ssd... i don't want to mess things up so help me please
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Just remember change the drive configuration in your BIOS from IDE to AHCI and disable disk defrag.
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Setup your bios to set your SATA ports to AHCI mode. Once you've done this, unplug your existing drive, plug yours in (to its own sata port), install windows, once its completely installed, reboot, plug in your other drive, then follow this guide: http://goo.gl/Tz7uj

You don't have to use your old drive as a secondary drive, but its definitely helpful. I just did this to preserve space last night. Also, check out this thread:
http://goo.gl/kJglL
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Originally Posted by saint19 View Post
Just remember change the drive configuration in your BIOS from IDE to AHCI and disable disk defrag.
will do


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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
Setup your bios to set your SATA ports to AHCI mode. Once you've done this, unplug your existing drive, plug yours in (to its own sata port), install windows, once its completely installed, reboot, plug in your other drive, then follow this guide: http://goo.gl/Tz7uj

You don't have to use your old drive as a secondary drive, but its definitely helpful. I just did this to preserve space last night. Also, check out this thread:
http://goo.gl/kJglL
will do and i will make the WD 1TB as secondary, i already have it split to 4 drives so i think it will be SSD=C then WD=D-E-F-G is that alright ?
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Windows 7 automatically will disable Disk Defrag if it "sees" a SSD.

..and yes, make the SSD Drive C, and the rest D thru Z.
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i slept during the installation

its finished i'll post some benchs for the ssd when i finish
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