I have found a few tutorials, but nothing that matches my situation.
I just purchased my first SSD and am planning on installing in my laptop (in specs). The lappy has two internal bays so I can put it in there. The new SSD is 60GB so will just be for OS and 1 or 2 programs everything else will be on the 7200rpm 320GB HDD.
SSD: Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I want to do a clean install as that is best, but all I have is the OEM disk from ASUS. So I will be following this first to create the Installation DVD: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I am going to follow this tutorial to prepare the SSD: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91339-ssd-hdd-optimize-windows-reinstallation.html
I will turn off Hibernate and Page file (I only have 4GB of ram though so not sure about Page File)
Then, I will zero out the old HDD and repartition for data using the same Tut above. ( I will either do the Macrium backup or Restore DVD's not sure yet)
For this, I might also create two partitions, one for data and one that is encrypted, not sure yet on this either, but I know I can do this at a later date.
I can then reinstall all the programs I want to keep on the 320GB HDD.
A few Questions:
Should I turn off page file, or will this still be needed for Programs on the HDD?
Should I enable AHCI, TRIM, or Align SSD? ( or will these be done automatically due to clean install)
Am I missing any steps here? or anything I need to be aware of?