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Windows XP and SSDs

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Serpantine, 15 Mar 2010.

  1. Serpantine


    Joined: 14 Jan 2010

    Posts: 569


    I have been reading about software TRIM and Windows 7 but from what i can make out, apparently Windows XP does not support software TRIM.

    My question is, if I use an SSD with windows XP using say an Intel drive wit hthe latest firmware, would there be any compatibility issues or say a lack of performance in comparison to windows 7?

  2. shadowscotland


    Joined: 31 May 2006

    Posts: 7,560

    Location: West London

    Intels SSD toolbox and wiper.exe both work in XP.
    but it's a manual TRIM operation.

    If running a ssd under windows XP -

    Set up a bootable usb pen drive.
    Add HDDErase to it and formate the SSD to get it to the correct alinement.

    Mirror OS onto SSD

    Run SSD tweak utility

    schedule wiper/toolbox to run monthly

    That what I did as a stop gap before getting win7