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#1 printerandink

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

Is there a way to make it to where xp won't mess up an SSD over time?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:06 AM

Get slower, from what I gather. I thought it may do other things to the drive as well. Is that a physical issue that the program causes with the drive?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

I am guessing you mean from the lack of trim in XP?

If so The Samsung and Intel SSDs have toolboxes you can run once a week to do a manual trim command.
The second thing you can do to enhance life of the drive is Overprovision it.
One way is take a 160Gb drive and create a 120Gb partition, the other way is don't fill it.

That will also help with extending the drive life as it will have more spare blocks of memory for wear leveling to use.

I seem to remembe rthat the Samsung drives have good garbage collection routines which is needed if no Trim support.

As with any hardware purchase read the users reviews.

Edited by rotor123, 20 January 2012 - 01:32 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

What does trim do exactly?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:06 PM

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/file-systems/q-what-is-the-trim-function-for-solid-state-disks-ssds-and-why-is-it-important-

Details on that page.

Or search google: http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=%22What+is%22+SSD+Trim&pbx=1&oq=%22What+is%22+SSD+Trim&aq=f&aqi=g1g-j3&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=17609l18328l1l19984l4l4l0l0l0l1l297l1031l2-4l4l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=8d6768a857bfc9db&biw=1024&bih=593

Windows 7 is the only home windows OS that has the Trim function. That is why with XP for example it is important that the drive has a good garbage collection routine built in.

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