Adding SSD to build: Best way to go about it?

nawit

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Hi guys,

I just ordered a crucial M4 128 GB SSD for my build which already has Windows 7 on an HDD. I was wondering what the best way was to get Windows 7 onto it: clean install, or some sort of image taker. Do I need to reformat my HDD as well? Should I back up my important files onto an external hard drive?

Also, what raid config should my BIOS be on if I'm running OS on SSD with a few games and everything else on an HDD?

Any other tips/warnings when installing an SSD would be appreciated as well!

Thanks and happy holidays!
 

nawit

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I have been reading things that say it is okay to just install Win 7 on the SSD and run the computer that way without clean installing the HDD.

Does that work as well? Any problems with that?