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New to SSD's

I have built a new computer with 3 SATA HDD's. I have my system on one drive and a Ghost 2003 image on another drive. I am planning to covert my system drive.to a SSD. I am running Windows XP and I am not sure what I need to do. How do I prepair the SSD for install? Can I prepair the SSD, then Ghost the image from my Ghost drive to the SSD?

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Hi William,

For an Intel SSD, you shouldn't have to do anything to make it work. You can connect to your system and set it up just like a new hard drive. Or you may image your appropriately sized HD to an SSD just like it were a HD, using a variety of tools including Ghost.

Does that help?

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I have read that you have to align the partition on the SSD because XP doesn't set the alignment correctly/.

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Your aligment concerns are apporpriate for non-Intel SSDs. But the X-25M and the X25M G2 do not require a correct alignment. The performance differences between "aligned" and "unaligned" will be negligible.

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Thank you for the information.

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