How to replace original drive with SSD and then use original drive as secondary?
I am going to get my G75VW Best Buy version pretty soon and I am excited. I researched a bit and found the the 1TB 5400RPMdrive puts a significant bottleneck on the performance of the computer. So I went ahead and bought a Crucial 128 GB SSD SATA 6Gbit/sec drive.
I want to replace the 1TB 5400RPM drive with the new SSD. The SSD came with a kit that I can apparently externally hook up to the computer through USB and then insert a DVD and it will transfer everything from the 1TB drive that came with the Asus onto this new SSD.
Assuming this works, I want to then remove the 1TB drive, and replace it with the SSD. I figure at this point I will turn the computer on and see if it works. Does anybody have any suggestions about this, like is there something I need to know about the process or is it as straightforward as Crucial says it is?
From there, I want to use the 1TB drive as a secondary drive, but I am very confused at how to do this. Can I simply just put that 1TB original drive into the other hard drive slot? Since the two drives are totally identical in terms of content on them, how does the computer know which drive to boot Windows from? I am new to this so sorry for my ignorance. Do I need to worry about this BIOS thing I am reading about?
I am guessing someone might suggest that I format the original drive 1TB before trying to use it as a secondary drive. However, I am worried about this, because I dont know what happens if the computer turns out to be defective after a couple of weeks and I need to return it.
Also, I thought I would point out that my goal is to use this for both gaming and music (Pro Tools, Reason). So I plan to store all my music files on the secondary drive (the 1TB one). I was wondering, however, if I should plan to install games on the SSD drive or the original 1TB drive that I am now using as a secondary drive?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!