Dell Mini 1010 Forum for all discussion and support on the first revision of the Dell Mini 10, the Dell Inspiron Mini 1010.
| ||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Runcore SSD upgrade for Dell Mini 10v? - 05-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Would it be possible to upgrade the SSD in a 10v (assuming you order an Ubuntu config with an SSD...) with a 32 or 64GB Runcore drive?
EDIT: I just started poking around, and it looks like this would also be an option: http://www.runcorestore.com/ProductD...01C-1234904402 (Runcore Pro IV 2.5" SATA SSD), yes?
I also want to upgrade the RAM, which sounds like it's possible, although maybe a bit more involved than with the Mini 9. Decision, decisions... (trying to decide what to buy for the purpose of Hackintosh-ing).
Join Date: May 2009
05-13-2009, 08:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Adirondack Mountains
05-14-2009, 12:05 AM
Ditto what Jawbox said. Runcore makes a great PCI-e SSD for the Mini 9 (I have three of them) but I would do a lot of research before buying ANY SSD. Some (a lot, actually) are clearly worse than traditional SSDs. Intel, JMicron, Samsung, Indilinx are three flash memory controllers inside many of the SSDs out there and their performance varies greatly. Maybe one of the guys from My Digital Discount can provide some input on what controller their 2.5" SATA SSD uses.
For more information I always suggest starting with this article and go from there:
AnandTech: The SSD Anthology: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
It's a long article and then there is a follow-up. Some of the best SSD reading I've seen.
XPS 420|XPS 420|M1330: Windows 7 x64, Windows 8-8102
M1330: Quad boot: Windows 7 x64, XP Pro x64, Ubuntu, Media Direct
Mini 9: Black, 2GB, 1.3MP Cam, BT, Runcore 32, Windows 7
Mini 10: Black, Z530, Intel 5100 WiFi, OCZ Vertex SSD, XP Pro & Windows 7 (sold)
Mini10v: 2GB, OCZ Vertex, Intel 5100, Windows 7
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
06-17-2009, 08:05 PM
There were very few of the small form factor SSD's made for the Mini 9. The industry standard for the Mini PCI-e slot is a 70mm card. Dell only made room for a 50mm card on their onboard Mini PCI-e slot making the slot proprietary.
Runcore was the only player in the 50mm M-PCI-e space for quite a while. A few other companies also made 50mm M-PCI-e SSD's for the Mini 9 but they didn't stack up to the performance of the Runcore. That's why the Runcore is the preferred drive for the Mini 9. The Mini 10 uses the full industry standard 2.5" SATA HDD space. Lots of manufacturers have made SSD's to fit this universal standard.
What zrtom is saying is that while the Runcore was the SSD of choice for the Mini 9, there are FAR more options and pricing points for the standardized space in the Mini 10.
Copyright © 2008-2016 MyDellMini.com.