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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Johnaldihno, Nov 21, 2011.

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  1. Johnaldihno

    Johnaldihno Thread Starter

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    Can someone please advise as to whether or not the SSD Drive I have purchased for this new build connects in the same way (power supply) as a normal Hard drive.

    New Build Spec...

    Asus P8Z68-V PRO Intel Z6
    Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4 GHz Processor Cpu Overclock Sandy Bridge
    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Dual BIOS Reference Card
    Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB SSD Solid State Drive
    8GB (2x4GB) G-Skill Sniper 1866mhz RAM
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750 GB,Internal,7200 RPM
    windows 7 Ultimate
    Corsair TX650 V2 650W Enthusiast Series PSU
    Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler
    Coolermaster Silencio 550 Case
     
  2. crjdriver

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    I am not sure what you are asking. A ssd drive has a data and pw connector; just like any other hard drive.
     
  3. Johnaldihno

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    Exactly that, is it the same as plugging in a normal hard drive. It's just that I read on some forum page about different voltages and things which I didn't quite get because the connections look the same. Thats all

    Thanks
     
  4. crjdriver

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    I uses the same pw connector as any other sata type drive. Are you installing win7 on this drive?
     
  5. Johnaldihno

    Johnaldihno Thread Starter

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    Yes. Win 7 ultimate.
     
  6. Johnaldihno

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    In the Bios its onchip sata type .. set to AHCI... Yes??
     
  7. crjdriver

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    ahci is the generally accepted mode for the sata controller when using a ssd type drive.

    Just some advise;
    SSDs do not need to be defraged so disable defrag for your ssd [win7 should do this during setup]
    Turn OFF search and indexing

    Do not run multiple benchmarks on the drive. Too much use and it will throttle itself down. Other than that, just do the install like any other install.

    FWIW ssd drives are very reliable. I have had 2 ocz vertex2 drives in raid0 for quite a while now; no problems at all. Boots win7 in about 12 seconds.
     
  8. Johnaldihno

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    Thanks for that advice..

    Much appreciated.

    John
     
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