how to run 2 sata hd as slave

August 16, 2011 at 04:35:48
Specs: Windows 7 ultma, intel(r) core(tm)2 quadcpu 2.33 GHz 8.00GB ram
have 1 TB western digital got one new also 1 SSHD new
i would like the c drive to be the SSHD how do i conect them

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August 16, 2011 at 04:55:28
Your operating system needs to be installed on your new drive. This is typically done with the install disk. It can also be a clone of another hard drive where the original hard drive is copied to the new one. Once the new drive is proven to be operating then the original one can/should be wiped clean and then can be reinstalled as a second hard drive. The possible problem you will have is that the new drive is most likely much smaller than the original. This means that the entire drive probably would not fit on it. If you can off load your personal files onto an external hard drive, uninstall programs you have install disks for, do a disk clean up and defrag, then you might be able to shrink the c drive partition to a size that would fit. There are some differences with the SSD drives that might cause issues during this transfer, but I do not know enough about using them to fully understand this. I personally would recommend the clean install option for you, but if you want to try the clone You should ONLY use software made by the (new) drive manufacturer for this purpose and approved for this drive (SSD) and read up on all of their literature on doing this.

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August 17, 2011 at 00:03:57
and make sure to set the SSD as the first boot device in the bios, no point having an ssd if its not the 1st device, for speed. you can also make sure its plugged into the sata 1,
and as above a clean install on the drive is the best way to go, then your most frequently used programs, you may install programs onto your old drive, once the ssd is full..depends on how many programs you install and how big your ssd is. there are lots of advice on the net for setting up your SSD and machine for best performance.

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