> if you want to use the ssd hd I don't think u would be able to use xp as (I think) xp > has trouble with ssd drives regarding efficient and 'proper' functioning of the ssd > and its operating method/features > (but there might be certain tweaks/fixes available for windows xp to solve the issues > encountered when you try to get a ssd to work as it should)
There are two issues with using an SSD with Windows XP.
1) Windows XP doesn't know how to properly align a partition for Advanced 4K hard drives and SSDs. I wrote a blog post about one way to properly align an SSD partition under XP... http://krick.livejournal.com/38063.html
2) Windows XP doesn't have automatic "TRIM" support. You can work around this by using an SSD brand which offers a standalone TRIM utility. I know that Intel does in their "SSD Toolbox" utility. It even allows you to set up an automated TRIM on a schedule like every Sunday or whatever. I'm not sure about other brands.