I’m doing a build tomorrow, stepping up from Win XP so I’m dually unfamiliar with both Win 7 and SSDs.
I have a licensed copies of Win XP (Home; I’d rather not lose the machine the Pro install is on), a CD with SP3 on it, and Win 7 Ultimate upgrade. The SSD is a 128GB by Crucial. There’s also a 500GB Western Digital drive going into it, but that will be for data. It’s a completely new build from the case up, so there is not yet an existing install.
What do I need to know about SSDs? About Win 7 and SSDs?
Do I need to do anything to the SSD before it can take the Windows install?
Can I just treat the SSD as a regular HDD and not make a big deal about it?
Since I have a Win 7 upgrade, will I have to go through the full Win XP install first or will the license key be enough?
Anything quirky I should keep in mind?
Here is the rest of the hardware, if it makes a difference.
[li]Antec P183 Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Case [/li][li]CORSAIR 850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 Active PFC Power Supply [/li][li]ASUS P6T Motherboard [/li][li]Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz Quad-Core - Retail [/li][li]2X GIGABYTE HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5[/li][li]G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) [/li][li]Crucial 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) [/li][li]Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM SATA [/li]LG Blu-ray Burner [/ul]