make sure the mb bios is up to date there a lot of bug fixes for your mb. in the bios make sure the dram speed is set to xmp profile. on the ssd make sure the bios of the drive is up to date the newest bios on the ssd will wipe any data off the drive. make sure the ssd and hard drive are on the intel sata ports and the ports are set to achi mode. when i install windows to my ssd i unplug the hard drive so windows only sees the ssd.