The drive from the "old" computer will be fine in the new computer.
Plug the SSD into the INTEL SATA III port 0 and your HDDs and DVD drives into the Intel Sata II ports. Also make sure you use the latest Intel RST AHCI) driver for Your SSD.
Normal precaution - Make sure Bios set to AHCI.
After Installing win7/drivers down load as ssd and install/run. Do not need to run the benchies. Look at the upper left it will identify:
SSD model and firmware ver.
Driver should be iaSTor (msahci ok, but performance slightly better with iaSTor). If pcide = BAD then need to correct.
Will also show partition alignment = OK
Awesome, thanks for the heads up! All new to the SSD world! As for the iRST drivers, if i'm not using the technology to cache on the ssd do I need to update them still? As in do the get used or implemented?
As for the iRST drivers, if i'm not using the technology to cache on the ssd do I need to update them still? As in do the get used or implemented?
Yes, Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) are the AHCI/RAID drivers.
Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) is the software used to cache a SSD to a HDD with an Operating System installed on it. You won't need to use SRT in your situation.