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    Default Just ordered a SSD Hard Drive, now what?

    I ordered a SSD HD the other day, and hopefully it will be here this week.

    Is there anything I need to know before I install and set it up? Do I optimize it the same way as I would a regular HDD?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
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    It is no different than a platter hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattM View Post
    It is no different than a platter hard drive.
    It sure is. You're better off disabling defragmenting and indexing, for example.

    Welcome to the very happy SSD club, by the way! Good times ahead..
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephanV View Post
    It sure is. You're better off disabling defragmenting and indexing, for example.

    Windows 7 should notice it is an SSD drive and not defrag that drive on its own. Doesn't hurt to double check though.

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    Nevermind, I see Vista in his sig.

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    SCREEEEEEEECHHHHH



    Sorry nearly shot straight past this thread cos my SSD is SO DAMN FAST!

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    Uh, Vista.. Then the most important tweak is to upgrade to 7. Vista doesn't have TRIM support which is pretty bad. I would also never use Vista for DJ'ing, unless you never take it out of your room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephanV View Post
    Uh, Vista.. Then the most important tweak is to upgrade to 7. Vista doesn't have TRIM support which is pretty bad. I would also never use Vista for DJ'ing, unless you never take it out of your room.
    Yes, this. While you are switching out drives I would go ahead upgrade to Windows 7.

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    research before purchase, such a wonderful tool

    however, I have a question that's on topic (:eek

    If I want to totally switch out my hdd for ssd, what needs to be done? In terms of copying disc images and such?

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    You could create a system image (there's a couple of 3rd party apps able to handle that for you with a couple of clicks) and clone your entire system, or you could just backup the data you need and start with a fresh install.

    I usually do a clean install, I'm always amazed at the amount of crap I don't actually need.
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