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Almost done with my SSD, just a few questions (to double check)

#1Air_DeleterPosted 8/23/2013 11:22:07 PM
Ok so I installed my Samsung SSD no problem. Specifically this one:

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=77218&vpn=MZ-7PD128BW&manufacture=Samsung%20Memory%20%26%20Storage&promoid=1336


So far, the speed is just crazy fast. Loving it. I just have a few questions about finalizing the SSD as a boot drive and it's use for programs, and my old internal HDD merely for storage (the HDD is 1.5TB).


So as you can see here:

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/darkflame32/Capture1.jpg

The SSD is the main boot drive (Disk C:), and I have installed Windows 7 on it (I merely used the Data Migration Software that came with the SSD). And my old 1.5TB HDD is now Local Disk D & E, as also seen here (which is named Disk 0):

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/darkflame32/Capture2.jpg


Now, can I simply format Disk E: (HDD), and then move my files (just Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, music and pictures [for now haha]) from the WD My Passport back onto Disk E: (HDD)? I ask because I just want to double check because Disk E: (HDD) still has Program Files (x86) and the Windows folder. I just want to make this [Disk E: (HDD)] a big storage device, and the SSD as my main boot drive and for [certain [demanding]] programs. Which I think I've pretty much already done haha? Sorry if these are silly/n00b questions, but this is my first SSD and I'm pretty paranoid about these kind of things haha.

So yeah, pretty much leave Disk C: (SSD) alone, just use it as main boot drive and programs? Format Disk E: (HDD), use just for storage and not so demanding programs?

Sound good lol?

And if yes format from My Computer or Disk Management?

I know I know I've been up for ~18.5 hrs now, and this is my first SSD so I wanna make sure I get it right the first time lol.

Thanks for the help!
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#2TimePharaohPosted 8/23/2013 11:24:25 PM
Air_Deleter posted...
The SSD is the main boot drive (Disk C:), and I have installed Windows 7 on it (I merely used the Data Migration Software that came with the SSD)


u wot m8
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#3DerPancakePosted 8/23/2013 11:28:39 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Air_Deleter posted...
The SSD is the main boot drive (Disk C:), and I have installed Windows 7 on it (I merely used the Data Migration Software that came with the SSD)


u wot m8


He had Windows 7 in his HDD, and he used the Data Migration Software to put Windows 7 in his SSD without having to reinstall.
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#4Air_Deleter(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 11:31:13 PM
DerPancake posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
Air_Deleter posted...
The SSD is the main boot drive (Disk C:), and I have installed Windows 7 on it (I merely used the Data Migration Software that came with the SSD)


u wot m8


He had Windows 7 in his HDD, and he used the Data Migration Software to put Windows 7 in his SSD without having to reinstall.


Yessir.
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#5TimePharaohPosted 8/23/2013 11:36:29 PM
DerPancake posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
Air_Deleter posted...
The SSD is the main boot drive (Disk C:), and I have installed Windows 7 on it (I merely used the Data Migration Software that came with the SSD)


u wot m8


He had Windows 7 in his HDD, and he used the Data Migration Software to put Windows 7 in his SSD without having to reinstall.


I know what he did I'm trying to figure out why, it's always recommended to reinstall it
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#6Air_Deleter(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 12:00:58 AM
TimePharaoh posted...
DerPancake posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
Air_Deleter posted...
The SSD is the main boot drive (Disk C:), and I have installed Windows 7 on it (I merely used the Data Migration Software that came with the SSD)


u wot m8


He had Windows 7 in his HDD, and he used the Data Migration Software to put Windows 7 in his SSD without having to reinstall.


I know what he did I'm trying to figure out why, it's always recommended to reinstall it


Well this being my first SSD I was not aware of this. But is it safe to format Disk E: (the old HDD), still with program files and windows folder and perf logs folder etc? All of that is good and running on the SSD, but I just want to make sure.
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#7LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/24/2013 8:11:00 AM(edited)
it would be a better idea to do a clean install on the ssd, and then use windows easytransfer to move your profile to your new ssd, to prevent any problems with windows

the safest is to do the clean install and then do a manual file transfer

either way you have to install your old programs first. You'll probably be ok with the drive clone but it's something to keep in mind
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