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Default SSD vs HD regarding OSX. Necessary? - 06-18-2009, 08:25 AM

Hi,

I'm really confused about the difference between a SSD and an HD. I ordered my Dell Mini 10v and went with the 120Gb HD, but in reading all the articles about installing OSX I see only SSDs mentioned. Is a SSD necessary or just a better option? Did I just goof up to the tune of a few hundred?
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Default 06-18-2009, 09:16 AM

I'm also curious as to how difficult it might be to swap out the SATA drive and go with a SSD one later on?
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Default 06-18-2009, 11:19 AM

Most of the OSX installs on Dell netbooks have been on the Mini 9, which only uses SSDs, not conventional hard drives (HDD). So, FAQs/guides/etc will assume that you have a SSD. On the Mini 10v, I expect that OSX will work just as well on a SSD as a HDD.

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I'm also curious as to how difficult it might be to swap out the SATA drive and go with a SSD one later on?
Judging by the 10v's service manual, it should be easy, once you pop the keyboard off.


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Default Phew - 06-18-2009, 09:30 PM

Okay, that eased my troubled mind! Thanks. Onward!!
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