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December 2, 2013 4:14:03 PM

So i'm looking to get a new SSD, and a new OS to speed my system up. Specifically the Samsung 840 Evo 250GB and Windows 8.1. I have a WD Black 1 TB drive right now with Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. What i want to know is how to wipe the OS from the old drive, and have my main drive and OS be the SSD, and the HDD become just a data drive. I've seen many responses on how to do this on others people posts and just want a clear answer before i buy them. What do you think is best to do, whether it includes these products or not. Thank you for your help!

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a b G Storage
December 2, 2013 4:20:18 PM

it's easy. how many partitions you have on the hdd? curretly?
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December 2, 2013 4:22:37 PM

laviniuc said:
it's easy. how many partitions you have on the hdd? curretly?

Just the system reserved and ( C: ) partitions.
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December 2, 2013 4:30:29 PM

Buy the SSD, buy the new 8.1 OS.
Have only the SSD installed.
Install the OS and any applications.
Set the boot order to only the SSD.
Once everything is verified working, connect the old drive, copy off anything you really need, and wipe it.
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December 2, 2013 4:34:40 PM

USAFRet said:
Buy the SSD, buy the new 8.1 OS.
Have only the SSD installed.
Install the OS and any applications.
Set the boot order to only the SSD.
Once everything is verified working, connect the old drive, copy off anything you really need, and wipe it.


Ok, seems simple enough! Thank you so much for the help!
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a b G Storage
December 2, 2013 4:38:23 PM

ok
step1; get the ssd :D 
step2: install the ssd in the pc, unplug the old hdd! this is important
step2.1 in bios, set sata mode as ahci (again, important!)
step3: install win 8.1 to the ssd
step4: plug the hdd back in, in bios make sure the ssd is ahead of the hdd in the boot order
step5: clean old hdd data
-depending on what you want to keep and how much you want to keep you an copy the data you need from the hdd to the ssd and format the hdd completely for a fresh start or just delete the windows& program files folders. (this is where my question above made sense, if you had already the system partition and secondary then the secondary would stay and you could format the system one on the hdd once you were done copying personal stuff to the ssd - the old c would have become the ssd and the old d stayed as d but with all the hdd. yes, free space can be allocated between partitions on the same hdd)

for a nice healthy life there are a few things to do for samsung ssds (or any ssd):
-enable ahci from step2.1 can be confirmed from the samsung magician software. install it you will need it
-the os optimization tab on the magician, follow the onscreen details and do as many as you can of them (advanced tab lists them all)
-add 10% overprovisioning

-enable trim ( http://lmgtfy.com/?q=enable%20trim )
-always leave another 10% free disc space on the c drive

for better performance and if you have enough ram enable also rapid mode on the magician.

observation: the plug unplug steps require the pc to be turned off when you do the plugging and unplugging.
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December 2, 2013 4:47:36 PM

laviniuc said:
ok
step1; get the ssd :D 
step2: install the ssd in the pc, unplug the old hdd! this is important
step2.1 in bios, set sata mode as ahci (again, important!)
step3: install win 8.1 to the ssd
step4: plug the hdd back in, in bios make sure the ssd is ahead of the hdd in the boot order
step5: clean old hdd data
-depending on what you want to keep and how much you want to keep you an copy the data you need from the hdd to the ssd and format the hdd completely for a fresh start or just delete the windows& program files folders. (this is where my question above made sense, if you had already the system partition and secondary then the secondary would stay and you could format the system one on the hdd once you were done copying personal stuff to the ssd - the old c would have become the ssd and the old d stayed as d but with all the hdd. yes, free space can be allocated between partitions on the same hdd)

for a nice healthy life there are a few things to do for samsung ssds (or any ssd):
-enable ahci from step2.1 can be confirmed from the samsung magician software. install it you will need it
-the os optimization tab on the magician, follow the onscreen details and do as many as you can of them (advanced tab lists them all)
-add 10% overprovisioning

-enable trim ( http://lmgtfy.com/?q=enable%20trim )
-always leave another 10% free disc space on the c drive

for better performance and if you have enough ram enable also rapid mode on the magician.

observation: the plug unplug steps require the pc to be turned off when you do the plugging and unplugging.


Ok, it all seems simple enough! Thanks for the info! I have 16 GB of RAM, i'm going to assume that's plenty for rapid mode?
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a b G Storage
December 2, 2013 4:51:23 PM

kracer19 said:
laviniuc said:
ok
step1; get the ssd :D 
step2: install the ssd in the pc, unplug the old hdd! this is important
step2.1 in bios, set sata mode as ahci (again, important!)
step3: install win 8.1 to the ssd
step4: plug the hdd back in, in bios make sure the ssd is ahead of the hdd in the boot order
step5: clean old hdd data
-depending on what you want to keep and how much you want to keep you an copy the data you need from the hdd to the ssd and format the hdd completely for a fresh start or just delete the windows& program files folders. (this is where my question above made sense, if you had already the system partition and secondary then the secondary would stay and you could format the system one on the hdd once you were done copying personal stuff to the ssd - the old c would have become the ssd and the old d stayed as d but with all the hdd. yes, free space can be allocated between partitions on the same hdd)

for a nice healthy life there are a few things to do for samsung ssds (or any ssd):
-enable ahci from step2.1 can be confirmed from the samsung magician software. install it you will need it
-the os optimization tab on the magician, follow the onscreen details and do as many as you can of them (advanced tab lists them all)
-add 10% overprovisioning

-enable trim ( http://lmgtfy.com/?q=enable%20trim )
-always leave another 10% free disc space on the c drive

for better performance and if you have enough ram enable also rapid mode on the magician.

observation: the plug unplug steps require the pc to be turned off when you do the plugging and unplugging.


Ok, it all seems simple enough! Thanks for the info! I have 16 GB of RAM, i'm going to assume that's plenty for rapid mode?


it uses 1gb of ram or smth like that. so yep, all good.
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