Alright so I just bought a Crucial M4 64gig SSD. I plan on using this just as a boot drive and installing windows 7 64bit on it, maybe a game or 2 as well. I am adding this SSD to my new computer I just built. I just finished getting everything installed and ready but if I have to go through the whole process again to use the SSD I guess I can. I have another Seagate 1tb Hard Drive for everything else. I dont know anything about RAID but should I do any? Im going to be overclocking as soon as my cpu cooler brackets come in the mail. How exactly do I set up my SSD with windows 7 on it and get everything to a proper gaming setting?
My other hardware:
Asus Sabbertooth P67
EVGA 560 ti superclocked ds
Creative sound blaster audigy
Rosewill Blackhawk case
1) No RAID.
2) Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-performance-twe... . Some of the points are open to personal interpretation, like whether or not a pagefile belongs on an SSD. Some are currently written in stone, like setting the drive controller to AHCI mode.
3) If the already-built state includes an OS installation, that part should be done over. With all the drives except the SSD disconnected.
Got my SSD and im having many problems. I used the 6g Sata cable and plugged it into the 6g sata slot on the mobo yet when I try and install windows 7 on it either my screen turns black. It seems like its a problem with my windows CD maybe but as soon as it loads the screen blacks out yet its still running. If I boot from my HDD I can still use the windows that was on it
Should the marvell work better for SSD? I think I tried it on both but maybe not its on the intel one right now so ill try and boot from it again. No I haven't tried another cable but I have a spare of the same one that came with the mobo. Yes im pretty sure I enebled boot