I have for over 2 years now a mini-9 with 8 GB PATA drive with XP as OS.
Works fine, no problems at all, and perfect for the job it did for me as a communication tool on my frequent overseas trips.
Alas, with XP regularly still adding all kinds of (upgrade and back-up) files, the 8 GB drive will run out of space some time, so I like to increase the C drive size.
The C drive is only used for XP, Program Files, DELL, and Docs and Settings.
All other data is located on a 8 GB HCSD memory.
Can one install a bigger (16 GB) PATA drive in the mini-9? If so, where to buy? Please provide type details so I purchase the correct item.
I realise that I will have to re-install XP and all other software, and foresee no problems with that, although I'm a computer user, not a specialist !
Is it possible to install a bigger HCSD memory on the Mini-9 USB ports ?
I have not tried this yet, but I think one can install 16 GB on a USB-2 port.
And for 32 GB or 64 GB HCSD memory I think one need USB 3. Correct ?
What can you tell me on bigger memory ? At present I have the standard ( 500 MB ?) board. What can be fitted in this mini 9 ? Anything to consider ?
Thanks all for your answers.