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 gtvr a b G Storage 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? m 0 l sub mesa a c 127 G Storage 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedA few questions on how to best use an SSD/HDD storage setup Forum SolvedUsing my windows installed HDD as a storage for my future SSD Forum SolvedUpgrading Boot Drive from HDD to SSD using HDD as storage Forum SolvedSSD and HDD help - wiping and using the HHD for main storage Forum SolvedSSD Storage Question Forum SolvedUsing SSD as boot drive/storage for a few games and HDD as main storage? Forum SolvedUsing an SSD for windows and HDD for storage Forum SolvedUsing an SSD only as a boot drive for windows and the HDD for storage. Need help for configuring. Forum SolvedSSD Storage Question Forum Solvedmultiple hard drive question? using the second drive for storage and programs Forum SolvedUsing ssd boot drive and hdd storage (need help) Forum SolvedCan I Use an SSD as a Storage Device Without an OS? (Writting Files To It) Forum SolvedHelp!! Question about SSD storage Forum SolvedIntel Rapid Storage Technology question on ssd RAID 0 Forum SolvedSSD storage Question Forum Using an SSD as boot-drive but using HDD for general programs/storage. Forum SolvedSSD storage question Forum SSD Storage Capacity Question Forum SolvedIs it better to use a HDD or SSD for main storage? Forum Using Extra Internal SSD For Storage? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !