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idata
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Win XP virtual machine on SSD

Setup:

 

I'm running Win7 Pro (x64) on an Intel X25M (G2) SSD. I would like to run a Win XP 32-bit guest VM using Virtual PC (not XP Mode).

Questions:

 

1) Do I need to be concerned about TRIM/Garbage Collection for the XP guest OS VHD or mapping to shares on the host?

2) If I copy an existing VM created on a HDD to the SSD do I need to consider cluster alignment for the VHD?

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MBall5
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Hello, regarding the virtual machine, you should not have a problem there using an Solid State Drive because the host operating system is the one that will support the trim command (if installed under the AHCI option) and yes you should be able to copy the existing VM from a regular hard drive to an Solid State Drive since again the host operating system is the one that is managing how the information is stored at the Solid State Drive.

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