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Changing OS from normal HDD to a sataIII SSD

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March 31, 2011 5:30:57 AM

Hi There,

I currently have win7 x64 Ultimate on a 2TB green caviar HDD

I have installed a corsair 128 P3 to a sataIII port and am looking at using the SSD as my boot drive.

What is the best way to do this? Do I just unplug the HDD and install a fresh copy of win7 onto the ssd?

Mobo: Gigabyte X58-UD3R

Any help will be appreciated as I am fairly new to this sort of thing ;) 

Thx
-deej
March 31, 2011 8:41:51 AM

any good tutorials on this??
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March 31, 2011 3:00:25 PM

djdeej said:

What is the best way to do this? Do I just unplug the HDD and install a fresh copy of win7 onto the ssd?

Just so. It's good that you know to unplug the HDD; if you don't, the boot process will depend on the HDD.

Tecmo34 wrote a good guide to the care and feeding of a new SSD: http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-.... Read that first, then let us know if you have any more questions.
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April 7, 2011 1:38:54 AM

Cheers for the response.

I ended up doing just that:

unpluged HDD
installed SSD
Checked boot priority
installed Win7 on SSD
Reconnected the HDD
Deleted old win7 installation on HDD

I can't believe how fast this SSD is!!!! amazing speed!! (1min30sec for a full c: AVG Scan)

thx
-deej
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April 10, 2011 12:57:24 AM

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November 23, 2012 10:15:57 PM

djdeej said:
Best answer selected by djdeej.

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