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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adirondack Mountains
06-20-2009, 06:34 PM
I'll take a stab at your questions...
The Mini 10's use a SATA hard drive interface so PCI-e drives are not possible. There are tons of SATA SSDs out there. My advice would be to do a lot of research before buying one.
I haven't tried FreeBSD on a Mini 10 so maybe someone else can help you on that question. I do know that Ubuntu 9.04 works quite well on the Mini 10v and it is fairly easy to dual boot any Linux distro with XP using GRUB bootloader. Unlike the "regular" Dell desktops and laptops, there is no Dell System Restore recovery partition on the Minis. You can request the System Restoration CD set from Dell Technical Support. This link gives a little more info. on obtaining and using them:
How to: Re-image your Mini9 from Dells image for your system
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