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 Post subject: How to go about SSD for XP Desktop ?
New postPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:57 pm 

Have few questions regarding my XP 2GHz, 2GB RAM machine (or should I say museum item)

Firstly when I do defragmentation there are quite few areas that cannot be moved.
What are they and could I get rid of some of them?

Another thing, I would like to get SSD and SATA to IDE adaptor as my machine is 10 years old and has (I think) no SATA sockets.
(Where should I look at what IDE / SATA adaptor I need?)

I know that there are problems that XP machine is not too good for this type of conversion and somehow I would have to disable defragmentation.

But since my machine only sometimes is too slow for me, I might run it bit longer and use SSD in my next one should it die.
(Heard that Samsung 256 GB, 840 Professional is very good and I could even settle down to 128GB as now have 80 GB half empty, so it is not as if I will run out of space any time soon)


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 Post subject: Re: How to go about SSD for XP Desktop ?
New postPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:46 am 

Looks like difficult question to answer.

What I want to do is:
- open computer
- find out what type of IDE socket or spare pin there is inside box
- find out about Professional 840 SSD 256GB SATA

- then buy appropriate adaptor to couple SSD to my IDE outlet.

I wanted to move operating system to SSD, so I can remove ageing Hard Drive

Since I never did it, I would like to find some info, so I can do it myself.


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 Post subject: Re: How to go about SSD for XP Desktop ?
New postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:39 am 

Just realised this is Windows Forum

Suppose wrong question for this Forum

However surprised nobody can help anyway.

Anyway, sorry for trouble and unnecessary waste of bandwidth.


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