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January 3, 2014 2:57:28 PM

Just received my new SSD. The installation process states I should load CD software and then use a SATA to USB with SSD connected.

I don't have a SATA to USB, didn't know I needed one. Can I just install this like a normal hard drive using the Windows 7 installation disk?

I'm confused why it is calling for me to connect and install software. Thank you.

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a c 893 G Storage
January 3, 2014 3:05:16 PM

no CD software needed.

Disconnect all other drives
Connect the SSD
Install Windows
(along with all the other SSD specific things you need to do)
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a b G Storage
January 3, 2014 3:06:12 PM

"The installation process states I should load CD software and then use a SATA to USB with SSD connected"
Thats probably referring to the cloning process of a laptop HDD.
If you want to install the ssd inside a pc tower, you connect the ssd to psu and the motherboard, and you just install your OS in the ssd...
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a c 87 G Storage
January 3, 2014 3:09:13 PM

That's the procedure to follow, if you want to copy your existing os to the ssd. Connect the ssd as a normal hdd, if you want a fresh install anyway. Take care, you unplug any hdd's for the install. Windows may use the existing bootloader otherwise and that's what we don't want.
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