swaaye wrote:TRIM works without AHCI.
ChronoReverse wrote:your SSD will still last the remaining lifetime of that laptop.
derFunkenstein wrote:Be sure you align the partition properly (format it using a Windows 7 installer) because SSDs don't like the legacy 63-sector offset, and that's all that Windows XP's installer knows how to do.
They all do garbage collection (and wear-levelling) though the specific implementations vary. But without TRIM there's less garbage to collect, because the firmware doesn't know which files have been deleted and can have their blocks reclaimed. So the GC is less efficient especially if there's not a lot of free (unallocated or genuinely empty) space on the drive.ChronoReverse wrote:It'll become slower (and it's noticeable even in your case) but it'll still be faster overall compared to an HDD (reads will always be faster). Some SSDs will do automatic garbage collection so it might not even become slower.
The question is what's the worst that could happen if I go ahead and use an SSD anyway?
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