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    I'm adding a SSD once I align it I can partition it like normal?

    I'm adding a SSD drive for my boot, "Program Files" and "My Documents". Once I align the drive I can set the other partition like a normal HD, correct?

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    Yes, align and have trim support setup for it as XP will not have trim supported natively.You may partition as you see fit.

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    For those reading this and who have not bought an SSD drive yet, would you please describe Alignment and Trim?

    What's that all about?

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    Most any SSD manufacturer will provide instruction on how to align their specific drives for use with Windows XP.
    Same thing goes with the TRIM/Garbage collection support and or advice with regard to XP

    This simplest way to align an SSD for XP:
    - boot with Vista/Win7 setup dvd
    - create partition with the setup utility
    - create the partition to leave 25% space unused since we don't have TRIM
    - reboot and insert XP CD
    - install XP to the partition that already exists (created by Vista/Win7)
    - done.
    But the best thing to do would be to dump XP for Windows 7, all the above would be taken care of.

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    I agree but right now I have to get my car fixed. From what I've read Samsung recommends 7-10% for TRIM/Garbage. So in my case it's 128GB drive I'll have five partitions:

    1) 1MB for the MBR,
    2) 60GB for Windows,
    3) 22GB for Program Files,
    4) 20GB for My Documents
    5) 5GB for TEMP
    and the last unallocated for TRIM/Garbage

    On a regular HD the partition for the MBR is always allocated. On an SSD it's just one big blank and everything has to be created is that correct?

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    Marc, can you explain please why you feel the need to use multiple partitions on an SSD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWho View Post
    For those reading this and who have not bought an SSD drive yet, would you please describe Alignment and Trim?

    What's that all about?

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    Here's an explanation of TRIM: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM

    I've jumped to the link pertaining to SSD drives on Windows, but the rest is worth a read when you get time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSD#Microsoft_Windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Marc, can you explain please why you feel the need to use multiple partitions on an SSD?
    Easier to back up. Less hassle if you have to re-install. Much simpler to do a clean install. At least to me.

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