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Join Date: Apr 2011
04-06-2011, 01:29 PM
I have a Kingston SSDNow V-series 2.5" 128GB SSD installed in my HP Notebook. I'm thinking about swapping it our for the HP's original 320GB HDD and putting the SSD into the Duo. After reading about the varying drive heights, I'm a bit concerned, because if I recall, the Kingston had no spacers or padding. It was just a sealed bare drive that fit into the HP's drive holder without issue. It might be work giving it a shot, though.
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cape Canaveral
04-07-2011, 02:22 PM
You should use a 32bit on the Duo if you do only the following:
Office tools such as Word/Powerpoint
Light games such as Plants vs Zombies
Listen to Music and Movies
You should use 64bit if:
you do all of above plus,
64bit written Work Programs
Advanced Photo/Movie Edits
Programming for 64bit
Its not really a difference to a normal user whether you use 32bit or 64bit.
It seams on these forums that most people think that 64bit on a netbook significantly effects the system's performance (some think its better, some think its worse). It is more of a compatibility reason than anything.
Most computer modders here can switch an OS in as little as a few hours, its not a big undertaking to use either bit type.
Solder-mod'er from the eeeuser forums.
Inspiron duo - Win7 ult x64 - Linux Simul. OS
EEE 1000he - 2.1ghz OC - 12hr battery
Join Date: Apr 2011
04-07-2011, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Chartres, France
04-08-2011, 08:55 AM
Ok, i installed my ssd last night.
I was a bit scared to open up the casing all around
but finally it popped off quite easily.
I did a clean install, and microsoft yelled i was using an illegal
version and didn't want to validate. i didn't even get the normal
30 days validation period lol. Then it proposed me some kind of
vista-validation repair tool ???? by itself, and after that it validated.
Now for the figures : boot time to login screen after reinstalling all
applictions, drivers, avast etc... : 21 seconds
Firefox 4 now starts in 5 seconds, before it needed 12
so all in all not bad at all.
now i will see what it does on battery time and post that later today.
Join Date: Sep 2011
09-14-2011, 05:14 AM
I just purchased an OCZ Solid 3 ($50, Newegg, 60gb) and am wondering about whether or not people have been installing Intel RST on their Duos with SSDs. I'm getting mixed reviews and information on whether or not RST is needed/compatible etc.
Anyone on this thread have any thoughts?
Also, what version of SATA does the duo support?
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