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Default changing solid state drive - 09-06-2009, 10:16 PM

so i'm about to purchase 2 dell mini netbooks, one for my wife and myself, and have a question before i order them. the one for myself i want to install os x on,but wondering if i can order the one with the 160g hard drive then buy and install a runcore 32g ssd?, i want to get the 32g anyways and i have an external hard drive case id rather throw the 160g into. or do i have to just order one with a ssd from the begining? thanks
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Default 09-06-2009, 10:24 PM

Which model are you buying?


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Default 09-06-2009, 10:24 PM

The Mini 10v uses a standard 2.5" laptop SATA drive, so yes, you can do it.

(He mentioned a 160GB drive, which is what the 10v comes with.)


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Default 09-06-2009, 10:27 PM

the 10v, i seen somewhere on here it was better to put os x on, and it was cheaper. but i could be wrong cause i just started reading a little on this forum in the last couple days
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Default 09-06-2009, 10:29 PM

I knew it wasn't a 9, but could be a 10 or 11.

I believe that for the Dell SSD configurations, they provide a shell into which an SSD card plugs in, but I don't know if that's a MiniPCIe/PATA like on the 9 or something else. Seems to me that if you want SSD buying a 2.5" form SSD is a better bet as these usually perform better and may be more cost-effective.


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