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Config @ X25-M G2 under WinXP and Chipset ICH8R

Esteemed Contributor III


i'm going to install a X25-M G2 as OS disk.

1. Should I set AHCI in bios or keep the IDE mode???

2. Whats the BEST alignment for the Intel SSD under XP?

3. Should I update to the lates firmware and what about trimm under xp? does it happen automatically or do I have to do something special?

and last..

4. what about the Intel Rapid Storage-Technologie driver? do I need them? and if yes.. how to handle that?

many thanx!


Esteemed Contributor III

Win XP does not support Trim so you need the help of SSD toolbox to support trim , it is a software available on intel website

it is always recommended to use latest firmware, i think the latest version is 02HD, check it out on Intel website

Esteemed Contributor III

hi, so should I use AHCI or not?

if not I don't need rapid storage technology....

whats better... ahci or no ahci... I can't decide...

latest FW - OK !

manual Trim - OK !

and how about alignment???