SSD Drive In USB Hard Drive Enclosure

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darkguyver Posts 30 Registration date Monday May 12, 2014 Status Member Last seen November 11, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 at 03:59 AM
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 - Nov 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
I was wondering if anybody has ever tried installing a SSD Drive into a USB Hard Drive Enclosure to use it as a USB drive. If you have do you have to install the drivers, which came with the drive in order for it to work on your system or does Windows automatically detect it as a external hard drive?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Nov 8, 2014 at 04:40 PM
I have done it on two 60 GB drives that I had replaced with larger SSDs. Just pop it in and format it. I recommend you use a USB3 enclosure because of its faster interface.

Good Luck
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darkguyver Posts 30 Registration date Monday May 12, 2014 Status Member Last seen November 11, 2014
Nov 10, 2014 at 04:06 AM
Excellent, thanks for the reply!

Also I'm running XP Pro SP3 at the moment. Would I encounter any problems with that at all?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Nov 10, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Windows XP lacks the TRIM function so long term your going to loose some performance on the SSD. But, since your major limitation will be XP's USB 2.0 interface slower speed. It should not matter.
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darkguyver Posts 30 Registration date Monday May 12, 2014 Status Member Last seen November 11, 2014
Nov 11, 2014 at 04:20 AM
Whats the TRIM function?
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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Nov 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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