Need help setting up new SSD

So.... I just got my new system up and running (see below), and I have read several things about the importance of setting up an SSD differently than a conventional HD. I am only using the SSD for the OS and my core programs (MS Office, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Firefox etc), an will use the WD Caviar Black for data.

I have read that no defrag should be done on an SSD, and I am looking for all info to set this up for the best use and long life. Items I am unsure about are indexing, TRIM, Swap File, Paging and other things like this which I need to setup myself.


ANTEC, Performance One P183 V3 Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU
CORSAIR, TX650 V2 Power Supply 650W, 80 PLUS® Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V v2.31 EPS12V 2.92, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe
ASUS, P8Z68-V PRO, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2200 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /2, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6Gb/s /4, VGA+DVI+HDMI, USB 3.0 /4
INTEL, Core™ i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz, HD Graphics 3000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST HT TB VT-x XD, Retail
SCYTHE, Mugen 3 (SCMG-3000) CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum, Retail
ARCTIC SILVER, Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound, Polysynthetic Silver
KINGSTON, 16GB (4 x 4GB) HyperX Blu PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
INTEL, 120GB 510 Series SSD, MLC, 450/210 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
WESTERN DIGITAL, 2TB WD Caviar® Black™ (WD2002FAEX), SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB Cache
SONY, AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
KOUTECH, RCM630 All-in-One Card Reader, 3.5" Bay, USB 3.0 /2
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  1. never defrag a SSD, never download a torrent or use a multi part download manager on a SSD. trim is automatic, disable windows super fetch and all power management for your hard drives. you can get more performance by formatting the drive with different cluster sizes but this is mostly an issue when running SSD's in raid. get a battery back up for your comp and enable write caching as well as disable windows buffer cache flus on the HD for more performance.
  2. thanks. I found this great article and followed it step by step.
  3. Nice article... :D

    This article @TomsHardware shows the benefits of these tweaks...,2911.html

    In addition, here is a link to some other very useful articles, as you begin to use your SSD...
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