Just ordered an SSD, need some input...

drwho1

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I have never installed an SSD before, just ordered an SSD for a friends computer (which I built for him).
The SSD is: Mushkin Enhanced Cronos 120GB Sata III.

Anything that I should know before hand?
 
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Find the exact drive on: http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs.aspx. The ssds that have available updates have a section labeled firmware updates, such as the one on: http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs/MKNSSDCR120GB-DX.aspx. There is a green link. It looks like the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 120GB does have an updated but the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos does not (no deluxe in name).

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I think it includes a 3.5 adapter, so it should fit into a hard drive bay.
AHCI... setup in the Bios?

I heard that some SSD's need some kind of upgrade, I'm trying to find out before I get it.

This will be replacing his boot drive.
I also heard that is best to do a clean install rather than just transfer the OS and main programs, is this true?

I'm right now backing some of his "most important" files, documents etc...

I also need to wipe that hard drive clean.
 

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How do I know if I need a firmware update?

 

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Find the exact drive on: http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs.aspx. The ssds that have available updates have a section labeled firmware updates, such as the one on: http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs/MKNSSDCR120GB-DX.aspx. There is a green link. It looks like the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 120GB does have an updated but the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos does not (no deluxe in name).
 
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