Crucial, maker of SSD drives, has a great PDF on how to format your new SSD. You can access the PDF at the following address: http://images.crucial.com/pdf/crucial_ssd_formatting-partitioning_v1.0_english.pdf
Note that the instructions say for "Windows 2000 and above" [emphasis added]. In other words, just follow the instructions if you have Windows 7 or any of the MS operating systems after Windows 2000.
Also includes instructions for MAC OS.
I own the following Crucial SSD: