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bobbyp28 bobbyp28 is offline
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Default SSD question - 08-23-2009, 02:25 PM

Has anyone had any experience using a SSD on the Dell Mini 10? If so, what did you use...and do you have to physically install it inside the netbook? And if there is any other stuff a newbie needs to know on this specific topic, I'd appreciate that too


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semeria semeria is offline
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Default 08-24-2009, 04:48 PM

i have an OCZ vertex 250Go in my mini 10 and had no problem to install it.
but the speed is not very high, no more than 50 Mo/s (reason = chipset poulsbo)
The mini 10 is much more reactive, because the access time of the vertex is 100 times better than the original HD
and of course no more noise: nothing ...
very comfortable indeed
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Default 08-25-2009, 05:09 PM

I've got a Patriot Warp 64gb I picked up from CompUSA. Plugs right in, very happy with it. No noise, no heat, and with my 6 cell battery I get tons of time on the Mini10.
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jack_st_ jack_st_ is offline
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Default 08-30-2009, 02:19 AM

SmittyRN, did you do any testing before and after the SSD to measure battery life?
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Default SSD experience so far... - 08-30-2009, 04:55 PM

I just got my "previously ordered new" white 10v from the outlet - came with a 2.5" Seagate 160GB Momentus HDD installed with XP on it. I love my 32GB Runcore SSD in my Mini 9, so really wanted an SSD in the 10v, too. They aren't cheap, though.

I managed to win a used OCZ 60GB SATA II SSD off eBay for $112 including shipping. It has a read score of 155MBs and write of 90MBs. It's the same size and weight as the stock Seagate drive. I put it in yesterday. It's not very difficult to swap out, you just have to be carefull getting the keyboard up because it's underneath. (I also put in a 2GB RAM stick, and that's a pain.)

With the SSD my 10v boots up completely in 30 seconds and I have not noticed any YouTube lagging or other problems. I have the 6-cell battery and after 3.5 hours of intensive use on the SSD I'm still at 70%. I swear the machine runs cooler, too. I will do a complete battery runout to see how long it goes with the SSD, but so far I am very pleased.
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