How to enable TRIM in Windows XP?
I have an HP nc6000 that never came with a hard drive, which forced me to get creative initially until I could order the correct caddy (eBay find) and do it properly. However, an issue that I’ve always had persists even with the proper mount so there is something wrong with the drive I picked. What will happen is I’ve noticed it clicks in operation, but continues to work. I think it’s a calibration issue at this point, especially considering it came out of a T43 with bent hinges and a destroyed chassis that had CPU hardlock issues.
The issue now is you cannot find new IDE hard drives and many of the ones left are expensive, low capacity or a combination of the two. This is primarily because companies destroy them when they retire these notebooks, even though a wipe will probably be fine and the data is probably no longer relevant to their business. Because of the scarcity of good ones, I need to get creative to get around that issue as well.
One of the options I’ve looked into is doing an M.2 AHCI->IDE conversion using a 128GB SSD. It’s a bit more expensive then M.2->2.5” SATA because you need additional translation hardware (specifically the IDE->SATA bridge from IDE i915 notebooks), but it can be done. However, XP does not support TRIM as far as I know.
Is it possible to make TRIM work on WinXP? The version I have probably doesn’t matter too much, but I have Pro SP3 installed. I never installed any unofficial service packs because I don’t want to muck up compatibility and potentially make an irreversible mess without a wipe and reload. I am running No CD cracks for legally owned games to save my discs and modified files in Sims 2 Double Deluxe because of the 800x600 problem that comes up on 1024x768+ capable displays on some systems in the original SecuROM pressings that’s fixed in the Origin version. Mine was affected by that documented problem, so I had to patch multiple graphics rules files in order to fix it.