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Adding a new SSD. What do I need to do?

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  • 840 evo
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April 28, 2014 3:07:17 PM

So, I ordered a 840 evo. I already have windows 7 installed on a WD blue. All i want to do is add it to my PC and install games and programs on it.

So, will it be just plug and play? What will i need to do.

Another thing, How would i do disc cleanup or defrag on the new SSD?

Thank you!

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a b Ô Samsung
April 28, 2014 3:11:36 PM

You only want to use it as a data drive? Yeah, just add it to the system like you would any HDD. But never defrag a SSD. It's not needed because they store data differently, and it is detrimental to the drive. Flash memory chips only have a finite life span. Disk cleanup can be done as normal.
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a c 219 Ô Samsung
April 28, 2014 3:12:52 PM

If all you want to do is add it as a secondary drive, plug and play.

However...you are seriously missing out on the benefits of having an SSD.
OS and applications on it, rather than it being a secondary drive.

Personally, I always recommend a clean install on a new SSD, but others here will recommend a migration.
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April 28, 2014 3:23:25 PM

USAFRet said:
If all you want to do is add it as a secondary drive, plug and play.

However...you are seriously missing out on the benefits of having an SSD.
OS and applications on it, rather than it being a secondary drive.

Personally, I always recommend a clean install on a new SSD, but others here will recommend a migration.


It will be an OS drive eventually. I just got a 120gb for 50 bucks so i thought it was a good deal. I plan on getting a new mobo to OC my CPU more so i will do it then.
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April 28, 2014 3:25:31 PM

clutchc said:
You only want to use it as a data drive? Yeah, just add it to the system like you would any HDD. But never defrag a SSD. It's not needed because they store data differently, and it is detrimental to the drive. Flash memory chips only have a finite life span. Disk cleanup can be done as normal.


So, when i go to disk cleanup, would it just clean up both? And what about temp files? How to i delete those? Just to the same as i do?

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April 28, 2014 3:30:07 PM

Another question:
I have a SATA cable form like 5 years ago. Would that one be ok to use for the new ssd? I already ordered a new one off ebay, but would that one work? OR did they change it?
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a b Ô Samsung
April 28, 2014 3:36:54 PM

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Another question:
I have a SATA cable form like 5 years ago. Would that one be ok to use for the new ssd? I already ordered a new one off ebay, but would that one work? OR did they change it?


All SATA cables are alike. You should be fine.

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a b Ô Samsung
April 28, 2014 3:42:41 PM

Any SATA cable of good quality will work. It doesn't have to be SATA III. In your case, just use it like you would a HDD... cleaning included. I prefer CCleaner over Windows disk cleaner, although I use it too sometimes.
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