SSD newbee questions

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  1. FanJ

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    Hi,
    A new computer has arrived. Win 7 Pro, Dutch. I am completely new to SSD and Win 7, and have to learn everything from scratch ...
    It has one SSD and one HDD internal. The SSD is a Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB.
    The shop installed it.

    Are there any things or settings I need to check and/or install with respect to the SSD? If so, where to check and/or from where to install?

    All advices would be more than welcome and most appreciated! If you need more info, please let me know.

    Big thanks in advance!
     
  2. J_L

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    Start by checking if disk defrag is disabled for the SSD. If Windows 7 was installed onto the SSD, everything should be fine.
     
  3. FanJ

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    Hi J_L,

    Thank you!
    I feel very ashamed, but I don't even know where to look in Win 7 to check whether defrag is disabled for the SSD.
    Yes, Win 7 was installed by the shop on the SSD.
     
  4. Veeshush

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    It's important though that you set them up right. If not- they won't run as fast as they could and won't last as long as they could.
     
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  6. Sm3K3R

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    If you have a Creative sound card avoid SSD-s unless you want to ditch the great sound cards they still make:)
    There is a bug related to SSD-s that shows up for some.
    Speed decreases over time also ,at least on mine.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    @ FanJ

    Can you perhaps post all specs, and what brand is your new PC?
     
  8. FanJ

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    Hi J_L, Veeshush, Sm3K3R, Rasheed187,

    Thank you! (I hope that I didn't forgot to thank others).
    Things will go very slow (as they usually do on my end ...), and I have to read all the advices which are very much appreciated!
     
  9. Rasheed187

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    @ FanJ, you didn´t respond to my question, I would like to know you´re PC specs, if that´s OK with you. :)
     
  10. FanJ

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    Hi Rasheed187,
    I guess that I owe you guys to do that and Bill would also like me to do that.

    More or less a custom build; no brand.

    case - CoolerMaster Silencio 550
    mobo - Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H S1150 Z87
    cpu - Intel i5-4570
    gpu - no extra graphics card; (if needed, maybe later)
    ram - Kingston HX Genesis 16 GB (2 x 8) DDR3 1600 MHz CL9
    ssd - Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB
    hdd - Seagate Desktop 2TB, 7200rpm, 64MB
    optical 1 - LG BH16NS40, BD Read/Write
    optical 2 - LG GH24NSBO, DVD Read/Write
    cpu cooler - Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Topflow SR1
    psu - Seasonic Platinum 660W
    monitor - Dell UltraSharp U2412M
    os - Win7 Pro Dutch
     
  11. FanJ

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    In the meanwhile I did so, Rasheed187 ;)
    Please don't forget that things go very slow on my end and that my eyes are (let's say) not the best.
     
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    OK my bad, I misunderstood you, I will check it out later, thanks. ;)
     
  13. FanJ

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    No problem ;)
     
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    As a Network Engineer that supports over 500 local PC's when we install SSD's they are always the Samsung 840 Pro's or Evo's depending on application. So far we have no had a single one fail. Ive been using one in my Sager NP8235 for almost a year now in a gaming setup and no issues yet.
     
  16. Rasheed187

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    @ FanJ

    That´s quite a nice PC you got over there, how much did you pay? Perhaps you can PM me, if you don´t want to post it.

    I´m also looking for a new PC, my limit is 1200 euro. :)
     
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    Seems a little over kill. 16Gbs of RAM, SSD, and i5 with an onboard GPU.
     
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