Anyone using Bootcamp Win7 with Intel X25-M SSD (Gen2)?

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  1. philophob macrumors newbie

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    I have Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (Gen2) with OS X 10.6.1
    I want to do Bootcamp Windows 7 x64 or x32 depends on the driver issue.
    I am wondering if it will be safe to use Intel's "TRIM" to optimize the SSD under Bootcamped Windows 7? :confused:
    Will it mess with OS X partition?
    Has anyone or is anyone using the Intel SSD and its Trim software under bootcamp with Windows 7?

    I want to find out if it will be safe to use "TRIM" command under bootcamped Windows 7 with OS X installed on the same SSD.
    ;)
     
  2. eMagine macrumors regular

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    I have win7 running on a x-25m 80GB, it runs great, as long as you didn't update the firmware which Intel pulled 2 days after it was released.
     
  3. philophob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Maybe I wasn't clear on my first post. (I am running OS X on my Intel SSD right now, so I know Intel SSD works well with OS X)

    What I wanted to find out is to see if I can run the Intel's new "TRIM" program (w/ new firmware) under Bootcamped Windows 7 without messing up my OS X 10.6.1

    I am thinking it is quite possible to mess up the OS X as Intel's TRIM program is only designed for Windows 7 environment.

    I guess no one has tried it as many people had bad firmware update and all. Such a waste and huge disaster. :mad:
    (I haven't updated mine yet)
    Anyways, I shall try this and report back as soon as fixed firmware update is available from Intel. ;)
     
  4. eMagine macrumors regular

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    the updated firmware does not affect os x for the 80GB at all - positively or negatively.
     
  5. philophob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So running Intel's TRIM tool doesn't mess up OS X as you stated.
    Thanks for the confirmation.
     
  6. Hellicon macrumors newbie

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    I'm using windows 7 and bootcamp on an 80gb intel ssd g2, i updated to the latest firmware before they pulled it. Everything is still running fine.
     

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