Just leave it as Raid, which I have done. No issues. The only way to change once you loaded is to edit in the registery, and then change bios after a boot. I have done and is a real pain.
Thanks to all for the help. I will follow the advice and ignore AHCI. Not really sure how much of a difference it makes. And frankly, based on the things I do, the primary advantage of the SSD for me is boot time and that is significantly improved. And I know over time, boot time on a standard hard drive just continues to increase.
Also, I have attached a screen shot below from Disc Management. It seems to imply that the Samsung Data Migration software was successful in creating a recovery partition on the SSD. I know other people indicated that did not happen. Let me know if you agree that it was successful. It isn't that important since I am keeping the Seagate in the system, and can easily make it the boot drive if necessary.
I just found an interesting approach to cloning to SSD that may work here:
Since I have the software already installed, and a spare 1 TB SSD, I'll give it a try today and report back.
I was wondering the same thing, and here's the order I ended up doing things in:
All seems to be working. I get a boot screen on power on that asks me to select which version of Windows 10 to boot, since I have one on my SSD and one on my HDD now. I might keep it around as a backup, and just set the computer to automatically boot my SSD.
Hope this helps.
*** answer. You want the OS and applications on the SSD to see the speed benefits of the OS booting and applications loading.