1. When the dust settled and Win 7 was finally installed on my new SSD (along with Win 7 on another drive from a week ago), I made BIOS boot to the SSD and I got a message saying to install a proper boot device and press any key????? Then I had BIOS point to the other regular drive that has Win 7 on it and a DOS type screen came up and asked me which Win 7 I want to start up. Chose the top one assuming it was the latest install/SSD and it was. Booted up fine this way. Why didn't the SSD boot up normally before? Was it because there are two versions of Win 7 installed on two drives? Really don't want to have to wait every time I power up to also choose which Win 7 I want to boot to.
The problem is that the SSD is missing the boot partition. You have one of two options: reinstall without the hard drive, or follow this http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... 10%29.aspx
However, be sure to obliterate the boot partition from the hard drive, as it might cause problems.
2. I have VLC Player, among other proggys, installed on both drives that have Win 7 installed. C drive is the SSD and the D drive is the Win 7 install from a week ago on a regular drive. If I start up VLC Player from the D drive and watch a movie, doesn't that take workload away from the C drive?? I want the C drive since it's so fast to be the drive that downloads stuff off the net and I assumed if I ran VLC from the D drive, that would help.
Whatever download speed you're getting is "infinitely" slower than the hard drive's maximum throughput, I assure you. SSDs aren't meant for writing, they're meant for reading.