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Storage SSD and XP

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ModMonkey, 17 Jun 2009.

  1. ModMonkey

    ModMonkey Size 11 Carbon footprint

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    I've pretty much stayed out of the SSD revolution until now since I'm way too poor to own one. However we've just upgraded our laptop estate at work to the Dell E4200. They are teeny tiny things with the 64GB Dell Mobility Solid State Drive (the cheap one) and will be running our standard XP image

    Now I've read a fair number of comments on the reviews that state that SSD's should really be used with Vista\7, I think due to paging files?? But I was looking for some solid info that I could read up on to optimise the performance as we will be sticking with XP for the foreseeable future.

    I'll be googling but its always good to hear peoples experiences and advice, gives a warm tingly feeling!!

    Cheers
     
  2. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    XP and Vista is optimized for normal HDD, unlike 7, which has SSD optimizations, which leads to a much healthier SSD as it'll not be defragged, which is murder for the MTBF and health, since SSD's have no need for defragging. View the OCZ forums to optimize XP for SSD's, if you're really reluctant to upgrade to 7.
     
  3. droitwichdosser

    droitwichdosser What's a Dremel?

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