The answer is yes. A drive's capabilities are advertised by the drive firmware itself, not by the underlying data on the disk. SSDs advertise TRIM capability, MHDDs don't.
Thanks for that, but a followup for you or anyone here: is my idea to image-back from an HDD to the SSD a bad one? Better to just start-from-scratch installing W7 directly to the SSD?
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You'll need to make sure that the software you use to mirror (migrate) data to the SSD can pre-align the partition to a 8KByte boundary, otherwise your performance will suffer (roughly 30% worse). On the other hand, if you do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the SSD, it should take care of the alignment issue for you.
If other folks more familiar with Windows 7 on SSDs could chime in here, I'd appreciate it. I mainly do XP.
For as much as I've read about "aligning the parttition" I don't know that I understand it. I'd been ASSuming that if I used Intel's Acronis-based utility to migrate an HDD setup to the SSD, that this would be taken care of for me.
Can someone with Windows 7 advise with authority: I would do best to do my fresh install directly to SSD as koitsu suggests?
Well, never mind I decided to install W7 from scratch and so far so good. Thanks koitsu for helping out!