Solved SSD For Windows XP Tags: SSD Windows XP Storage Last response: June 20, 2012 4:17 PM in Storage Share iendigma June 19, 2012 9:57:23 PM Hey guys I'm not sure if any SSD was ever created for seamless use with the XP operating system so my question is, is there one? I obviously don't know anything on the matter since I'm asking, I'm looking for a SSD that will boot & run XP on the spot. If there isn't one is there anyway to make it work to get that SSD speed? More about : ssd windows Best solution RetiredChief a c 353 G Storage June 19, 2012 10:18:11 PM As long as You have sata II on your MB (perferably an intel based Controller), you should be OK with the Newer sata III SSDs. You will lose Trim cmd support, but the Newer SSDs have improved on Garbage collection (CG) ,Just works better with Trim, and on the wear leveling algorthum. As most on this forum know I only really recommend the Curcial M4 and the Samsung 830, BUT the SATA III Sandforce based SSDs have implemented Better CG. If you have sata II Might want to look at the OCZ Agillity III 120 Gig (Just for OS + Programs). Normal recommendation is to leave at LEAST 10 % of the drive free so that CG, Trim (Will not Have), and wear leveling can work there magic, with XP recommend you increase that to 15% Share iendigma June 20, 2012 4:17:32 PM Best answer selected by iendigma. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill this SSD recognize Windows XP Forum SolvedWindows XP +/or 7 will not boot from SSD after shutdown? Forum SolvedInstalling new Motherboard, new SSD and clean install new windows-7 on old windows xp computer Forum Solvednew SSD, reactivate Windows XP? Forum SolvedInstalling Windows xp onto an SSD but getting a blue screen and an error message. Forum Solvedmoving windows xp to ssd for upgrade help Forum moving SSD from Windows XP system to new Windows 7-pro build Forum SolvedWindows XP and 7 dual boot using 2 HDDs and 1 SSD Forum SolvedWindows 8 upgrade XP HHD -> SSD Forum Replacing XP/HDD to Windows 8.1 + SSD ... halp!! Forum SolvedHDD to SSD cloning (Windows XP) Forum SolvedWindows XP/Samsung SSD Question Forum Replace 120GB HDD 120GB SSD on Inspiron 6400 Windows Xp Forum Problem with SSD. Cannot install neither windows xp nor win7 Forum Can't boot Windows7 from my SSD now that old XP drive is attached Forum Can I install Windows XP on SSD and leave Win8 on the HHD? Forum Mini windows XP doesn't detect SSD Forum Windows XP Format SSD for Windows 7 HELP! Forum Cloning ssd to ssd windows xp Forum Windows 7 with Windows XP Mode SSD or HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !