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Best ssd for xp pro

  • SSD
  • Windows XP
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
May 25, 2010 10:33:04 PM

Hello I was wondering if anyone can help with choosing the best ssd drive for windows xp pro? Most likely for a boot drive 30 to 60 gb?

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a b G Storage
May 25, 2010 11:23:40 PM

Any of the good performing ones? Should behave the same on XP as vista/7 except for TRIM. XP doesn't support it, so don't bother paying extra for it.
a c 143 G Storage
May 26, 2010 1:16:42 AM


The big issue is XP doesn't support SSD through TRIM which keeps the SSD running at peak performance. Since that is the case, I would go with the Intel X25-V 40GB, since Intel has the best no TRIM support software (stand alone TRIM application)... IMO
December 18, 2010 5:32:37 PM

You likely already made your purchase. I just came across this thread.
IMHO, you have two choices with XP (which doesn't support TRIM nor can its system disk be properly aligned).

1. The new Kingston V+100 series which was designed with XP in mind.

2. The Intel G2 series.

Both these are expressly alignment agnostic.
Neither require the ATA TRIM command.

G2 offers the Intel "Optimizer", a manual, proprietary TRIM clone program.

Kingston relies on blitzkrieg garbage collection. Still has a 3-year warranty.

Regards, tj