|my bad...i meant ssd partiton alignment...the one where you check if your partiton offset is divisible by 4096.|
I don't know if xp will recognise the drive it's not installed yet...but i don't expect any problem. I've installed many mechanical sata drive over the years, but it' my first ssd installation on an xp machine. I just wanted to skip the hassle of using diskpar(on xp) to align the partition.
If i'm right; i let win 7 see the drive and align the partition, the i put it in my xp machine to do a clean install of xp.
I just put 2 ssd raid 0 in win 7(clean install) and my partition is ok...e.g. divisible by 4096.