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Two questions about ssd

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April 3, 2012 4:53:44 AM

First of all...do I need a special adapter or anything for my 2.5" ssd to plug into my motherboard?
This is my ssd
http://m.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820...

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I would like to use my ssd as a boot drive and a hdd for storage. How can I do this? And if you can give me instructions plz start from scratch. I have not got my pc yet(I am ordering it in a couple days) so please give me a tutorial as if I haven't installed windows or anything.

Thanks in advance:) 

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a c 1163 V Motherboard
a c 265 G Storage
April 3, 2012 11:02:55 AM

It connects exactly like a HDD to the motherboard but you might need a bracket for fitting 2.5" drive in a 3.5" bay. On startup enter BIOS and select ACHI for your drives then reboot from optical drive and select the SSD as your drive to install windows on.
Useful info and tweaks http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...
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April 3, 2012 1:43:43 PM

So I don't need any adapter? My case has 2 2.5" bays :) 
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a c 1163 V Motherboard
a c 265 G Storage
April 3, 2012 2:58:27 PM

In that case you will not need an adapter.
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April 4, 2012 1:22:30 PM

As for the second, there are many fine tutorials to be found in the stickied topics at the top of this forum. I started with this classic: http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-...

The only problem with this one is that it would take you a week to read all the referenced material: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti...

Depending on the size of your SSD and the volume of apps you install, you may need to look into how to install some apps / games on the storage HDD. Of course, an SSD big enough for all your installations is preferred.

Have fun.
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