Need help installing SSD as boot drive

zambonithug

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I'm in over my head! I have put together 3 computers over the last six years, but have never had any experience with an SSD. I've put together RAID 0 setups. But this is new. And different.

Here is what I purchased today (my dream computer!):

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18841628

I have between now and about Wednesday (delivery day) to make sure I can install drive. I've read a few guides, but the steps leave a lot of room for error. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
 

anort3

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Windows and Programs you want to run fast go on the SSD. I waited on a larger on to come down in price. So far all my games and Office fit nicely with 36.1GB of 111GB ( formatted) free. All my music ( 67GB) and pictures( 6GB) are on my backup HDDs 2 x WD 640 Blacks. I wanted a bigger SSD so as not to have to worry about pagefile and indexing. There are some great tools ( at least for OCZ ) out there to help you set up the new drive.
 

mark_k

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Z,

Try these sites.
With all the money you spent maybe you should spend a little more and get the next size 300c like the 128.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?63273-*-Windows-7-Ultimate-Tweaks-amp-Utilities-*

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2072259

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-how-setup-ssd-boot-drive-secondary.html

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?76356-The-Unofficial-Forum-Guide-to-Install-XP-Vista-and-Windows-7-Operating-Systems-on-OCZ-Solid-State-Drives-as-a-Power-User.-Please-READ-carefully!

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/761471-moving-your-documents-pictures-videos-folders.html

http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7_-_Moving_My_Documents

http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/157

http://www.tweaktown.com/guides/3116/tweaktown_s_solid_state_drive_optimization_guide/index.html
 

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