Alright I am thinking of getting my 1st ssd, Now according to a program my motherboard has a max of sata 600 (sata 3 iirc), However all it shows in the program is a s-150 and a s-300 port open, would I assume the s-600 (sata3) port is the one my current hdd is plugged into?
Next if I wanted to install a ssd, could I just take the cord out of the current HDD plug it into the ssd for the sata3 functionality, then just plug my old hdd into another sata port? Anwyay to find out exactly what sata type my current hdd is plugged into? Then again even the ssd in a sata 1 or 2 port would blow away a standart mechanical drive in performance I bet.
Finally for installing win 10, would I just pop in the dvd I burned when I have the new ssd set as the C-drive in bios? (and change the other hdd to D.). Which cd-key would I use, my win7 one since it was a upgrade to win10? or is there someway to find my windows 10 cd-key they assigned me and use that when I reinstall? skipping the instalation of windows 7 entirely. Any setup tips I should know of? also, yes I know never to defrag a SSD, its pointless and just eats write cycles stupidly.
This is the SSD I am thinking of getting: SAMSUNG 250GB 850 EVO SATA3... MZ-75E250B/AM from Mike's Computer Shop > Hard Drives & Storage > HDD-Conventional/Magnetic my storage drive will be 1.5 tb and I'll put pretty much anything other than games, windows and programs on it. or rather i'll just keep the stuff thats on it now since it has all that. I usually only have a few games installed at a time so a 250 gig SSD would be more than sufficent for my needs.
I forgot to ask, if I don't have a proper mount for the ssd, can I just sit it on a piece of wood or something?
As always thanks everyone and merry x-mas.