Looking for tips and resources around using a SSD for a Windows XP Pro boot drive, cloned from my existing XP installation.
I've already plugged in this Kingston SSD Now V100 Series
to the motherboard, and I'm already a bit concerned that I've already done something wrong, or at least not done the right thing (copying a 6GB file on that drive to itself took about 3 minutes, which seems awfully slow).
Anyway, ideally I would like to clone my existing XP Pro installation over to the SSD and boot off that. This computer is used as a HTPC and as such, I'm admittedly not entirely sure when I last updated the OS. I'm also not sure whether a "current" XP build would include all the drivers I'd need for this to work properly.
My google-fu is seemingly weak - I'm finding some guides but they seem to pertain to OCZ SSDs, and while I'd assume they would be mostly applicable to my drive, I'm just not sure.
So, I am looking for advice, tips, links to good resources, on how to 1) make sure the drive is running as fast as it should, and 2) whether I can / should clone my existing OS install over to the new drive (and change the boot order of my drives), or whether I would need to install from fresh (which I'd like to avoid if I can).