Not drivers, an actual (small) software package that reports drive health, sets options, checks/updates firmware, monitors disk life/health, etc… With Samsung, it’s called “Samsung Magician”. Some other manufacturers offer similar software.
No idea if it’s XP compatible or not. I have vague memories of such software also adjusting Windows’ disk management behaviors (such as turning off defragging, something you never want to do with an SSD), I don’t think XP makes the various adjustments on its
own, but I could be wrong.
All my SSD installs have been Win 7 and up or MacOS, so no personal XPerience with earlier versions. ; - )
From: Willie Barnett [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 2:38 PM
To: CRTech <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] SDD failure modes
Are you talking about installing DRIVERS? I'm running XP on my machine. I haven't had Windows (XP or 7) ask for drivers for the SSD's I've installed on other machines. With a new
drive, it just loads up whatever driver it uses, then recommends a restart.
Eventually, I'll be switching to Linux Mint at home.
As for backups... yes, I'm usually very good with doing them. Naturally, the one time I decide to postpone one... is the time Ol' MURPHY decides to jump out and solidly bite my posterior!! >:(
On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Robert Sims <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I would never recommend not running the mfg. provided controller software… they write it for a reason. : - )