SSD Question (Using it as "Storage") Tags: SSD Windows 7 Support Vertex Storage Last response: May 12, 2010 1:57 PM in Storage Share teldara May 11, 2010 11:21:03 PM I have a 30GB Vertex currently, and I have a 60GB Vertex from Newegg. Do I need to install Windows 7 for it to support trim? Or just format it? And my 30GB one with windows 7 will support Trim on this drive? More about : ssd question storage | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove gtvr May 12, 2010 12:06:16 PM Are you putting both drives in 1 PC? You only need 1 copy of win 7, on the boot volume - is that what you meant by "do I need to install Windows 7 for it to support trim?" What other OS are you considering? | Report abuse sub mesa May 12, 2010 1:57:44 PM Any used SSD would need to be Secure Erased before used again, to regain the factory performance settings. After that, install Windows 7 to it, let Windows 7 create the partitions (very important!) and do not use any other utility to create partitions or format. That should get you an aligned partition with TRIM enabled. The SATA controller mode should be set to AHCI in the system BIOS. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>SSD Question (Using it as "Storage")> Related ressources: ForumSSD Storage question ForumSSD + HDD--need help using HDD for storage purposes ForumCan i use an ssd for my o/s and an ssd for storage ? ForumNew ssd set up in ahci and storage question ? ForumSSD boot drive and HDD storage drive question ForumWindows 8 Raid 0 on 2 ssd 's with an internal sata hdd for storage ForumSSD + RAID1 Storage Question ForumSpeed or Storage more important ( SSD )? ForumUse SSD as readyboost or cache ... instead of storage ForumQuestion using SSD alongside HDD ForumHow to go from HDD to SSD+HDD(storage ) ForumFor external storage , is using an enclosure more reliable than prefab? ForumSSD and network storage ForumNeed Help with SSD Boot Drive & HDD Storage Drive ForumI've got an itch: Topic 5 - Storage ( SSD ) ForumSSD for main drive .. And HHD for storage ForumGaming Build Storage ? [HDD vs. SSD ] ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumSSD in old Laptop Forum[Solved] Literal External Hard Drive Question More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !