Trim for SSD on XP, and defragmenting SSD's before imaging

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Trim for SSD on XP, and defragmenting SSD's before imaging

Postby jaybird » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Hi,

Here's one I've tried web searches to answer, but so far nothing. I just
installed a Crucial 64GB SSD on my XP machine. I know XP doesn't natively
support Trim. But are there any utilities to look at the NTFS, find out
which blocks are free, and trim those blocks?

Also, would it be okay to defragment my SSD just before imaging it with IFL,
so that if I ever need to restore to a traditional drive it won't be
fragmented all over the place?
Thanks.
Jayson


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Re: Trim for SSD on XP, and defragmenting SSD's before imagi

Postby Rewai » Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:17 pm

I also got an XP and need some guidance about this. TIA for advice.
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Re: Trim for SSD on XP, and defragmenting SSD's before imagi

Postby VanBuran » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:31 am

jaybird wrote:Hi,

Here's one I've tried web searches to answer, but so far nothing. I just
installed a Crucial 64GB SSD on my XP machine. I know XP doesn't natively
support Trim. But are there any utilities to look at the NTFS, find out
which blocks are free, and trim those blocks?

Also, would it be okay to defragment my SSD just before imaging it with IFL,
so that if I ever need to restore to a traditional drive it won't be
fragmented all over the place?
Thanks.
Jayson

Hi,
I use SSD Tweaker for my OCZ Vertex3 SSD on Win7. 64bit. I see it is also available for Win XP http://www.elpamsoft.com/Default.aspx. To defrag, I use Perfectdisk's SSD Optimize. Never had any problems with any of them.
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