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First ssd installation procedure ?

By LeeLuck
Dec 7, 2013
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  1. Hi All,
    Firstly thanks for reading, I wanted to build a new system some time ago but circumstances have pretty much stopped that for now so I have decided to just update a few things in my old work horse starting with the hard drive, I have with your advice on an old thread purchased a Samsung SSD 840 along with W7 Pro 64bit. I assume I just unplug my existing drives and plug this one into sata 1 and install the OS ?? or do I, is there a procedure I need to be aware of first, I.e. bios settings etc ?
    Thanks for any advice as I am a total noob with SSD's, it came with a disk also, do I need this ?
    Cheers,
    Lee.
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    You've got it right. Just make sure to enable AHCI mode in the BIOS. :)

    And don't ever defrag it haha.
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Instead of using the disk just go online and download Samsung's latest software for your SSD.
    Although I believe Samsung's RAPID option has only been released for 840 pro and EVO drives, it's worth checking up on.
     

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