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Windows 7: Replacing HDD's with SSD's

24 Apr 2014   #1

32bit Windows 7 Ultimate
Replacing HDD's with SSD's

Hope this is the right section to post in?
At the moment, l have two 500gb HDD drives installed, the first one is split between C: and D: and the
second one is the E: drive where all my backups are (OS image, music, films, docs etc).
By the way, the D: drive partition exists but is totally empty.
I have just purchased two SSD drives (120gb and 240gb) which will be arriving next week and should cope for the moment, but wherever l look, there are so many conflicting answers about how to install these.
I keep seeing something about "TRIM" which is daunting.
Also, what do l have to do?
Disconnect the C:/D: HDD drive, install the 120gb SSD and then boot up from from the E: disk?
I'm probably panicking a bit too much, but just need a little bit backup from someone else in case l lose all of my data.


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24 Apr 2014   #2

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Which specific SSDs did you buy?

Which will you install Windows on?

What's the purpose of the other one?


If you want to install Windows to an SSD, disconnect all other hard drives, including external.

Do you intend to do a clean install onto one of the new SSDs?

Don't worry about TRIM at this point.

What's the purpose of your current D drive if it's almost empty?

Is your data on C?
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