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

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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    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?

    Thanks
  5. 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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    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.

    Yogi
  7. 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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