Hello. I have never messed with SSD drives before, but figure I wanted to upgrade my computer with something and this is what I will add. I have a Asus P6X58D Premium MB which has 6 Intel ICH10R SATA2 ports and 2 Marvell 88SE9123 SATA3 ports. Right now in the computer I have 1 150G raptor drive and 2 1G WD Black drives, plus a Asus BW-12B1ST Bluray drive. I am not using the SATA3 ports and am thinking I won't when I get the SSD drive, since from what I seem to see it would be better to just use the Intel SATA2 ports. I realize I will loose throuput speeds, but even adding a SSD in SATA2 will improve boot times drastically over the raptor I would think. Anyone have a different opinion that I should conect it to the Marvell port? Also, I was thinking of just getting a Samsung 840 (not Pro) 250G drive. I'm going to have to check out the other thread on what I will need to do when I get the drive, but hope to do a fresh install of Windows 7 when I put it in. Also, right now I have the SATA ports set for EIDE, but I guess I should set it in BIOS to AHCI when I am ready to reload Windows. Will my raptor, 2 WD black drives and Asus bluray drive work with this setting? Thanks. Oh yes, is it OK to partition a SSD? I was thinking I'd set up a partion that I would load Windows 7 onto of about 80G and then another that I would make a games partition. I usually like to keep these seperate when I set up my desktop. Thanks again.