My question is: I put my SSD and samsung into Sata 6GB ports while my other things in 3gb ports.
I install Windows on my SSD along with programs and such. Videos, music, pictures, random stuff I use my 1TB hdd while I use my 300gb samsung for my games only.
Is this a good idea so far?
Is there anything I should be aware of using a SSD? Like formating it when installing windows??
I heard some time ago you shouldn't format your SSD since it will "lose" power / performance?
If you install Windows onto a SSD as a new install, defrag should turn itself off. A delete and creation of the partition is all I do when installing Windows.
Your plan sounds good, except that you should ensure the following:
1. Make sure that the SATA on your mobo is set to AHCI mode, and not IDE/Legacy, etc. Do this before installing Windows on it.
2. I make sure that my boot drive (ie. your SSD) is the only hard drive plugged in when installing Windows. Sometimes Win7 will install stuff on additional hard drives, and you want to avoid this. After Windows is installed, just plug the extra HDD.
chrisk: Thanks! :) However I have set it to AHCI :)
And am also doing that little neat trick of yours hehe. I have seen on other forums that some people say I should NOT enable the SSD feature that my motherboard has? Hmmm ... Would like some clear info on that part.
Thank you very much. I have set my ssd to AHC. Then installing my OS.
I got 2 other HDDs.. Samsung with 7200 rpm and a 1TB HDD with 10k RPM. Using the 1k TB as overall storage while the samsung 7200 (300gb) for games only. The samsung and SSD I use in my 2x SATA 6GB ports.