So I just bought the Plextor SSD 128gb today (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), and I want to install my OS, Office, and a few games on the SSD. Currently my OS is running on the HDD, a 1tb Hitachi, I want to completely remove everything off that. I understand I have to connect the SSD and set the BIOS to run on AHCI, my mobo is an AsRock Extreme4, I know how to do this. My question is, can I reformat the HDD and not install an OS on it because I will be booting from my SSD and how would I do this if so? Also, after I boot from my SSD, I want to just use my HDD for storage, so everything I do daily, I want to just store on the HDD, how would I set it so that it is my primary storage? Thanks ahead of time for the answers. Any other tips, advice, insight, will be greatly appreciated.
This is the same as adding any new disk as storage. ssd or hdd. Connect it to a system with xp installed on another drive, make sure your boot order is set to boot from the disk with xp installed, then if you don't see a drive letter for your new drive, format it in disk management and assign a drive letter to the storage drive.