I wanted to increase the performance of my boot disk and was initially going to get some WD RE3 drives and a new raid controller to set up a 4 disk raid 10 array until I realized for about the same money I can get a 120-160GB SSD which can perform better. After reading a bunch of articles and posts on here I'm looking at the OCZ Vertex 2 and the Intel X25-M drives. I'm currently running Win XP which I understand has it's own issues with SSDs but upgrading to Windows 7 right now would take way too much time to get all my software installed and reconfigured and not something I really want to do right now. Is there any way that I can Format, Partition and Align the SSD, shrink the current system partition (drive is 160GB) if necessary, then clone it on an SSD and just have everything work? If so anyone have any more details/pointers to instructions or other software I would need? Since XP doesn't support TRIM can I just run Wiper.exe on a regular basis? Is there any other program I could use like Intel's SSD Tools even if I choose the OCZ drive? I would appreciate any advice.