I currently bought a new SSD (Plextor M5S 256 GB) to replace my HDD. Hence, I have few little questions FREQUENTLY asked by other forumers as I search but slightly different from mine.
1. I just wanted to confirm whether is this the steps to do a clean and clear installation for my new SSD. I'm sorry if it sounds awkward.
Unplug all HDD > Plug in SSD > get into BIOS and set CD boot priority AND onboard SATA to AHCI MODE > Insert disk and install Windows 7 etc > set back to SSD boot priority and reboot > install mobo and GC drivers
> plug in HDD and reformat (lets say I don't need the data).
And I'm done. Is that correct? I have read WHS and Brink tutorial too.
2. Is it NECESSARY to install Intel Rapid Storage Technology? It kinda caused me frequent BSOD before this.
3. Is TRIM enabled after my steps?
4. Any more necessary things need to be done?
Thank you in advance.