( Done now, need no advice) I have been given some very good information so far about these things I think. I'm not messing with any of the things that are supposed to increase longevity or anything. I am enabling AHCI mode in bios.. But enable it in UEFI? Idk that one.. XD I'll also disable scheduled defrag from inside windows I guess, from inside defrag I assume. I see a bunch of places I can enable AHCI in bios though.. I enabled it only on the sata 3 port my ssd is attached to. is that right? What I did though so far is a standard install of the OS to the SSD. My 1 TB still has the OS on it as well.. I wonder if I can access both, if both are plugged in.. Likely have to boot individually from both storage units I guess. Glad my g/f believes in laptops..lol.. That's what I'm on right now.. Thanks yas. I enabled the option for sata mode in bios on the x58 gigabyte mobo, the top option.. I got this message.. bios not up to date? I didn't get this message when I just had AHCI enabled on the sata port my SSD is attached to.. Should I be changing ICH SATA control mode to AHCI from IDE? If I do, I get that error message..