With the falling prices on some of the SSDs I bought myself a larger SSD and plan on installing it on my existing system and replacing my old SSD as the OS drive with a clean install of windows 7. I currently have LR3, CS5, and Nik plugins installed on the old SSD/OS drive.
My question is what is the best way to go about the upgrade? Should I move the software to other hard drives, do a reinstall of windows, move the software back to the OS drive and run the software installs again (I assume that last step is needed).
Lastly, do data drives need to be reformatted periodically when it's not defragmented or is it generally okay to leave data drives alone? Thanks in advance for the help.