I'd like to upgrade a number of XP Pro computers with a new SSD, by imaging the current drive of each to a new SSD and switching the drives.
I've read numerous articles about "Garbage Collection" and TRIM, all stating that XP does not support these processes and unless I am installing an SSD with these features built into the drive controller, it is not a good idea to run XP on an SSD. Some articles address how to configure XP to run successfully on an SSD, but it seems to me to be more trouble than it's worth, addressing every application that might store temporary files on the system drive, in addition to the OS configuration itself.
I've only found one drive that stated it had TRIM on the controller, and it was out of stock. Since this is all new to me and I am just looking for a good upgrade to extend and improve my hardware, my question is: Am I understanding the whole XP + SSD situation correctly? Is there some PRACTICAL way to run XP on an SSD without too much custom configuration of the OS and/or every program running on it? If I was upgrading just one machine custom settings would not be too much trouble, but on a couple dozen machines it adds up to a headache.