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  1. Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    Sure, not so relevant. Link for anvil's storage utilities (benchmark software, but it has a manual trim option) : http://www.ssdaddict.com/apps/AnvilBenchmark_V110_B337.zip Link for torqx2trim utility (supposed to work with patriot ssds, but apparently work with all ssds, including mine) : https://fichiers.touslesdrivers.com/33690/torqx2_trim.zip What you said Jaclaz is in harmony with what I thought. Thanks
  2. Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    About manual tools like anvil's and torqx2trim : they take a long time on each partition. So they may write zeros only, no? Not trim, I guess. Am I wrong? And "TRIMCHECK 0.7" may be useless to see if manual trim is working on XP,Vista - I'm right? Thanks
  3. Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    Thank you. I understand that Trim is not Garbage collection. But they work together, no? Jaclaz, I've already read what is in the link you provided about that. Few questions, thanks for your patience : Quote :Any garbage collection needs to be done by the OS, so you would need to have it running the OS while idling. I have no idea how much garbage collection XP does. ??? I thought garbage collection was OS independent!!! I thought it was an internal process of the drive. My ssd : intel 530 80GB, another I use from time to time is a chinese one, Kingfast F6. I'm using XP pro x86 only on that laptop, with posready 09 updates, with fat32 dual boot with 98. Spent years at work on NTs NTFS, sometimes a real nightmare (accesss, recovering data,etc). Contrary to what is often said, didn't have much problems with ma fat32 partitons since win95. I'm looking for the best way to associate a ssd with xp fat32, I have to rebuild one of my laptops. I was wondering if ssds, quite old now, like intel X25-E (not M!), made with SLC nand flashes could be the best choice. Very expensive at that time, but available for a better price now. New ssds - I may be wrong - may not be the best choice with xp. I'm humbly listening to your comments.
  4. Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    First, I'd like to thank you very much. I think I was misled with what I read on the internet, because most of the time they're talking about trim with NTFS/Windows 7 and above environment. So in my case I'm still wondering if after trimming fat32 partitions, it would be good to keep the laptop switched on for some time (hours?) in dos environment or on the bios page only, so as to let garbage collection work. Some said that because windows systems are not so often at idle, garbage collection is not always working fine. Don't know. Thanks again.
  5. Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    thank you. And I know this program. I'm wondering how a trim done with dos could be "understood" with xp. Sorry for my ignorance.
  6. Can Windows XP Pro x86 *Safely* TRIM an SSD?

    Hi, Tried everything to trim my fat32 xp system. ssd tweaker, not good, refuses to trim fat32. OOdefrag doesn't like it too. The only one is solid doctor suite that seems to work. Anvil storage pro and Torqx2trim seem to work, but as it takes ages, it seems to be zero filling only. There is also terabytes bootit bare metal that offers a trim function from dos, it seems to work too. But, and this is my question with no answer until now : since trim is supposed to be a way to communicate between OS and ssd, and could a trim from dos bring any good, if xp is not aware of it? Not clear at all on the internet. People are repeating what they already read only. I admit that I have poor knowledge, unless the basics : xp doesn't support trim, manual trim is possible through toolboxes, ok. The problem is I need that for fat32 (not supported with many boxes). Controller is ICH7 (dell 6400). Thank you.