Update Firmware (if available) for SSD/HDD. Connect SSD onto your current running system and update Firmware.
How to make a bootable Windows 8 USB Installer with CMD (FAT32 formated):
Open and run CMD as Administrator
Type Diskpart, press Enter
Type List Disk, press Enter
Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your USB drive shows up as), press Enter
Type Clean, press Enter
Type Create Partition Primary, press Enter
Type Active, press Enter
Type Format Quick FS=FAT32, press Enter
Type Assign, press Enter
Type Exit, press Enter
Copy everything from the Windows 8 installation DVD onto the USB key (a simple drag and drop will do; if you have an .iso extract or mount first).
Disconnect all the drives but the one you are installing to.
If your hardware is overclocked please revert to stock clocks for installation to prevent data corruption.
Change the SATA mode to AHCI in the BIOS/UEFI then install OS.
Booting and partitioning of Windows 8:
Boot from your Windows 8 installation media.
After booting you see the Install Windows 8 screen, press Shift + F10 to open command prompt.
At the command prompt, type Diskpart, press Enter.
Type List Disk, press Enter.
Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter.
Type Clean, press Enter.
Type Exit, press Enter.
Close the Command Prompt window.
Click the "Next" button.
Click the "Install now" button.
Put in your product key and click the "Next" button.
Accept the terms and click the "Next" button.
Choose "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)."
Select the partition and click "Drive options (advanced)"
Click "New" and then click the "Apply" button. Two partitions should appear. Click the bottom partition.
Click the "OK" button and then click the "Next" button.
From then on follow the on screen instructions till you get to the desktop.
Shutdown and reconnect all unpluged drives.
Install Motherboard Drivers
Install newest SATA and chipset drivers
For Intel systems, use the newest Rapid Storage Technology driver. (link) http://www.station-drivers.com/page/intel%20raid.htm
Run Windows Update
Change user folder location
Go to your User folder.
Right click your user folder you want to move (ex. the "My Pictures" folder).
Click the "Location" tab.
Change the destination to another location by clicking "Move..." and selecting the destination (ex. "D:\Pictures").
Note 1: If there are two of the same folder in the User folder after the move (ie. My Documents "A" and My Documents "B") you should delete the empty one located on the C: drive. (May need to go into safe mode to delete it) Do not delete the other User folders, only duplicates that come up after the move within the User folder.
Note 2: If the folder already exists that you are linking it to you may want to merge the folders.
Disk Defragment for HDDs and Optimize SSDs