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I'm going to purchase a OCZ SATA II SSD drive. What should I do to setup Windows 7 on it.

Once it is physically installed, are these the right steps?

  1. Change BIOS to boot from the SSD drive
  2. Insert the Windows 7 CD and boot
  3. done!

Is that it?

I want to keep the original Windows 7 installed so I can bootup from that in case I forget something in my new install, is this possible also? Is there something I need to do so I get a choice of where to boot from?

Incidentally, where is the SATA II connection on my motherboard?

I'm reading that a SSD SATA II can do around 250 MB/s read/write. What about my Raptor 10K drives? (Just trying to get a feel for the performance improvement with a SSD).

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Just connect it like a regular harddrive.

BTW, they are all SATA 2.

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what do you mean? there are sata iii ssd drives though? –  user27449 Oct 16 '11 at 20:24
    
You posted sata 2s. . . –  surfasb Oct 16 '11 at 20:31
    
oh I see, I thought you were saying something else sorry. thanks. –  user27449 Oct 16 '11 at 20:33
    
Yeah, I meant all your ports there are Sata II's –  surfasb Oct 16 '11 at 20:35

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