I am looking to get a 120g SSD pretty soon and have a few questions on installing it and setting it up properly the first time.
My motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Link to it.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So my questions are:
Does it matter where I plug the SSD into my MB at? Should I unplug the HDD and put the SSD in its place and install the HDD into a diffent port?
Do I need to format the HDD before installing the OS since I will be moving the User folders during the installation?
Most of the post I have read on installing windows on a SSD says that you should unplug the HDD while installing it but it looks like I will need to have both drives pluged in in order to let windows move the user folders to the HDD.
What do you think of the corsair SSD I linked? Will it pair well with my MB or do you suggest a different SSD?
Sorry for all the questions but I have never used more than one HD before and I want to make sure I get it done right.
For hard disks, ports (sata iii or ii) do not make a difference. But they make a substantial difference for ssd, so much so that SATA iii OR 6 gb/s port is essential to get the SSD to perform at rated speeds.
Although you can clone your existing OS on HDD to SSD, a new install is far better. Plus, SSDs install everything faster. Be sure to read tweaks at tom hardware or ssd review.