I am thinking about purchasing an SSD to speed up my Windows XP system. I heard that the TRIM command is important to maintaining the SSD performance over the long run. So is getting an SSD for Windows XP a good idea?
No, Windows XP does not support the TRIM command by itself, although it appears OCZ has released firmware to give XP support for idle garbage collection for some of their SSDs. Idle garbage collection is not the same as TRIM and will not perform as well, but it works similarly. So far I believe the Vertex and Summit series have this capability.
Intel offers Trim support for XP and Vista....see their site here: http://www.intel.com/design/flash/nand/value/overview.htm?2515521749
Read about- "Intel® SSD Toolbox with Intel® SSD Optimizer"
Excerpt from link above-
"..The Intel SSD Optimizer also works with Microsoft Windows Vista* and XP* operating systems as well."
protected by Ivo Flipse♦ Jan 23 '11 at 15:52
Thank you for your interest in this question.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?