Hello, fellow gaming enthusiasts!
I have recently purchased a G53-SX-A1 from the States and it should be arriving soon. It has an OCZ Vertex 3 as the boot drive and a 750 SATA II HDD as a secondary drive. I am just wondering what the procedure should be when I get it... I saw Chastity's driver thread, which I shall follow, but it doesn't give anything regarding SSDs.
It's a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium (without the bloatware), so I realise crucial things may be missing. I haven't used a Windows computer for about three years (I dabbled in MacBooks, please don't lynch me ), and I realise the jump from XP to 7 might be a bit of a shocker! To get to the point, would the first thing to do be to disable defragmentation and enable TRIM?
Also, what's the best way to ensure the SSD stays as clean (read: non-cluttered) as possible? Should I just move folders manually (music, documents, downloads etc.) or is there a way to tell the system I don't want anything to be put on C: ?
My last question is concerning programs. As the SSD is only 120GB, I only want the crucial software (Office?) and a few games on it. Will programs work if I install them on the secondary (non-OS) drive, and if I wanted to move a program between the drives, what's the easiest way of doing that without confusing the OS? Is there an advantage in having small programs (Alcohol 120% and other utilities) on the SSD or is it marginal?
I realise the amount of questions I have is overwhelming and some of them might be quite noobish, but I really appreciate any help I could get from you guys! I noticed the ASUS ROG community is very welcoming and willing to help, so I hope you won't mind my selfish hogging of your time, as appreciated as it is!
Thank you and in return I offer smiles (^-^)/ and a picture of a kitten !