I am looking to upgrade my build with a 500GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD. I have never built in a hard drive, and I'm generally not really familiar with adding components to my computer. I know the routines, but I usually prefer to work on the internals and leave the component work to experts. However, I think I can handle to add a hard drive, so:
My case is the Fractal design define R5. My questions are:
1) What kind of cables/ridges etc. would I have to buy with my ssd? Is there a quality difference, especially in cables?
My guess would be a 6gb/s sata cable, but I am not sure about the ridge, and because I barely every touch my build, I am not really an expert to judge this. I know my case has 2 ssd slots, but I don't know if extra ridges or holders are required.
And I have two other questions which are not directly related to my case:
2) Is a clean, fresh OS install preferable to a migration? I am not sure about it considering there could be some referencing problems internally, by not updating to the new file paths etc.
3) Is one big SSD favoured, or am I better off buying 2 smaller ones? The prices would be identical for both, however, depending on the result for question 1), another set of ridge/cable would come in. I am using the AsRock Z97 Fatality, so there would be enough space for more than one ssd Thanks in advance for taking your time!