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Installing windows 7 on an SSD

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February 12, 2013 12:58:50 PM

I'm going to install windows 7 64bit onto my samsung 840 pro 128gb ssd I got today and also am putting in new pc parts: i7 3770k, lite on blu ray drive, corsair vengeance 8gb, and an MSI Z77A-GD65 Z77 mobo. Just in case you needed to know :p .

Anyways my question is an ssd just like an hdd? Or are there special things I need to do to make sure the ssd runs the best it can? Thanks so much for your time and help!

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February 12, 2013 2:27:39 PM

heremy8 said:
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.
February 12, 2013 2:32:09 PM

Thanks for the reply! Sounds easy enough :) 
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February 12, 2013 2:36:22 PM

Yeah, with current generation SSDs you don't need to do to much other than having them on a native 6Gb/s port and having that port in AHCI mode.
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February 12, 2013 10:24:40 PM

I just wanted to mention that yesterday morning Samsung released SSD Magician Version 4.0. It is definitely worth downloading and installing. It is a major upgrade that looks nicer and has some new features that are very user friendly. It will also check your settings and make appropriate changes.
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February 13, 2013 12:17:02 AM

I download the software.Thanks Johnny!!!!!!
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