A question regarding a new SSD to supplement my current one

Hi,

I am getting an extra Samsung 830 128GB drive tomorrow (already got one on which I got Windows and various applications) - but I was running out of space (some games etc. takes a lot of space), so I ordered another one.

My question is then, after installing it in the case, are there anything that I need to be aware of since it's an SSD? I remember from my storage HDD that it should be initialized, I chose MBR, NTFS, default allocation unit size and the rest at default options (like here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZpeEmF90XA) - is that the correct way to do it? Doing a quick format should be ok on an SSD?

Thanks :)
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  1. Shad0w said:
    Hi,

    I am getting an extra Samsung 830 128GB drive tomorrow (already got one on which I got Windows and various applications) - but I was running out of space (some games etc. takes a lot of space), so I ordered another one.

    My question is then, after installing it in the case, are there anything that I need to be aware of since it's an SSD? I remember from my storage HDD that it should be initialized, I chose MBR, NTFS, default allocation unit size and the rest at default options (like here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZpeEmF90XA) - is that the correct way to do it? Doing a quick format should be ok on an SSD?

    Thanks :)


    Only thing to really watch out for is that you don't defragment your SSD. This is a totally destructive process on an SSD.

    Other than that, when you format & partition, Windows (Vista and up, I think) will automatically align the partitions properly.

    And in case you are not sure afterwards, use something like ATTO to see if your SSD has the correct alignment.
  2. Okay, yeah I have never defragmented my SSD's :)

    So the settings I posted for initializing the drive is correct? :)
  3. Shad0w said:
    Okay, yeah I have never defragmented my SSD's :)

    So the settings I posted for initializing the drive is correct? :)


    Yep, that's fine. I usually use the Windows Drive Management snap-in like what the youtube guy did to initialize all my drives, or to format or partition.
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