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Default Hard Drive for Dell mini 1010 - 07-09-2010, 03:16 PM

Will this hard drive speed up my dell significantly? (I only have 1 GB of ram and i heard its next to impossible to upgrade. Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch…

It is 4GB SSD and the rest is a 7200RPM Hard Drive, it seems to work real well in my MacBook Pro. But will it speed up my Dell Mini (1gb ram) pretty fast??
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Default 07-09-2010, 03:29 PM

After reading this review, that hybrid drive sounds like a good compromise between a expensive, fast, small SSD and a cheap, slow, big HDD.

But I think the Mini 1010 has a very poorly designed drive interface, which limits performance. So, it should be faster than your current drive, but I wouldn't expect a miracle.

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Cool 07-09-2010, 03:30 PM

1st of all many complain that a 7200rpm drive is much more noisy than a 5400rpm drive, 2nd an SSD will most surely speed up your system, they have faster access time than a standard HD no matter the speed of the HD, the SSD is quicker, I personally dont like SSD's I think they have a higher failure rate than standard HD's but thats only my opinion, I have a 640gb 5400rpm in my Mini 10 and a I think its fast far as the memory goes, until Dell decides to start selling the 2gb daughterboard we are all stuck at 1gb, the real problem is that the RAM and the processor are both soldered onto the daughterboard so it would be a pricey upgrade anyway even if it was available...

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Default 07-09-2010, 03:47 PM

Ah ok! cause I am looking to have things run a bit faster, because I do have Windows 7 Ultimate which kind of runs slow, and I am looking to upgrade the hard drive from the stock one to 500gb, is this a good decision to spend extra (i can get it for 130 from new egg) I know Amazon sellers charge a ton

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PS I prefer at least a 7200 RPM with the SSD Hybrid, cause im trying to get as much speed as possible without spending 500 dollars for a smaller SSD cause i need the size
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Default 07-09-2010, 04:10 PM

I wouldn't recommend it, just buy a regular old hard drive. I had a 32GB SSD in my 1010, and later switched to a 7200RPM HD and didn't really notice any difference in speed or performance. Too many other factors bottlenecking performance.
Save the extra $$ for a next gen dual core netbook.

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