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#1
Woot! my father in law gave me a Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD and 2 x 4GB HyperX DDR3 1600 ram that he won in a contest :eek: Currently trimming my OS down to less than 120GB and then im going to start the cloning process. Are these SSDs good? i dont know anything about SSD so im asking you guys :p
 

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#2
yes its good, lol
 

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#3
Why not a fresh OS install? It'll serve you better I'd say, nothing beats a fresh install!

Congrats on the free stuff though :toast:
 
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i've never cloned a drive before so may as well learn how to now :p
 
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#5
i've never cloned a drive before so may as well learn how to now :p
I'm the opposite. I'd try cloning on what HDDs I have now rather than experimenting with it on a new SSD. Ya know, kind of like learning how to crawl before walking :) But yea, SSDs are awesome, VERY awesome.
 
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SSD mean u miss windows welcome, open 20 programs at one time , first one in server when u play online
 

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#7
Why not a fresh OS install? It'll serve you better I'd say, nothing beats a fresh install!

Congrats on the free stuff though :toast:
Agreed. You should definitely fresh install it and optimize the new install for the SSD. There is a killer guide @ OCN with detailed instructions on how to prepare, install, and optimize a fresh Windows install on a SSD. I would check it out.

Once you have the new install done and tweaked, use Windows Backup and make an image of the drive to save on a mechanical HDD or external drive. If anything ever messes up you simply restore that image and you have a perfect starting point again (great time saver!).
 
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#8
well i went for a fresh install :D gonna check out that OCN guide too
 

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#9
Agreed. You should definitely fresh install it and optimize the new install for the SSD. There is a killer guide @ OCN with detailed instructions on how to prepare, install, and optimize a fresh Windows install on a SSD. I would check it out.

Once you have the new install done and tweaked, use Windows Backup and make an image of the drive to save on a mechanical HDD or external drive. If anything ever messes up you simply restore that image and you have a perfect starting point again (great time saver!).
Not sure if this is it/similar to it but this is a great guide I've followed.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
 

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That's the one.
 
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blech, im tired of doing PC stuff, gonna put the ram in tomorrow
 

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#12
SSD'z kick ass! and don't waste your time cloning!

Your going to end up with problems.. Do your self a favor and do a clean install, you wont regret it... Oh and if you need help optimizing the ssd for max performance hit me up... I'll help ya out. :toast:
 
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#13
followed the guide :D and I installed the 1600mhz ram this morning and got it running @ speed no problems.

I really like the speed of Windows on a SSD. Everything installs in like 3 seconds and shutdown/startup is lightning quick.
 
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CDM run

 

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#15
I really like the speed of Windows on a SSD. Everything installs in like 3 seconds and shutdown/startup is lightning quick.
You should see how fast OS X boots on a 13" Macbook Air. There is almost no reason to put the machine to sleep. :p I just got one of the new IVB ones from work. They fly. Not to mention Apple finally started putting USB 3.0 on their machines.

I like Apple, but not if I were the one paying for them. :)
 
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#16
speeds on the box say 525 MB/s read and 480 MB/s write. Not too shabby if i say so myself :D
 
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after almost 2 weeks of use, im loving this SSD :D Its something i should have bought a while ago instead of buying keyboards and speakers, but this was a free SSD given to me so im not going to complain either way :p
 
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hey how u feel now? as i told u right;)
 
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tweaked some settings and improved my speeds a bit:

 
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#20
Grats, this is a nice SSD. I have one using it as my games drive.