Or are there special things I need to do to make sure the ssd runs the best it can?
1.) Connect your SSD to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA1 or SATA2), not one of the ASMedia 6Gb/s ports (SATA7 or SATA8).
2.) Set your SATA ports to AHCI mode before Windows install.
3.) Don't connect any other drives until after you've installed Windows on your SSD.
4.) Run WEI after installation is complete; Windows will then automatically disable defrag on your SSD.