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#58368 10-Mar-2010 13:26
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Hi there,

I know windows 7 offers support for trim on SSD drives, i'm just wondering if there is any other reasons not to install a SSD on XP?

If I use a program that does the same thing as TRIM is there any reason I couldn't install it in XP?



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  #305967 10-Mar-2010 15:01
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What program is this? The TRIM should be done at driver level, I am not sure a program by itself would benefit it in anyway.

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  #305968 10-Mar-2010 15:01
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Most drives with the Indilinx controller have an application that can be run to trim the drive from within windows.

No reason you can't use an SSD with Windows XP

Just remember to exclude the SSD from being defragged as it's unnecessary and wastes flash write cycles.

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  #305970 10-Mar-2010 15:02
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No reason at all. You will have to find an SSD that comes with a wiper tool or find an SSD that can have it's firmware upgraded/downgraded so a wiper tool can be used. Oh and wiper tool I think may be more commonly known as garbage collection.

Super*talent is one company that has these firmwares and wiper tools available.

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  #305983 10-Mar-2010 15:46
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Thanks for the help guys. Does anyone know if the intel SSD (G2) drives come with a wiper tool?

I guess I should disable the page file in XP to stop excessive writes? Any other catches?

Thanks again for the quick replies..

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