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Default 2.5'' SSD or PCIe SSD - 02-25-2010, 08:26 AM

which one is better for a netbook, 2.5'' SSD or PCIe SSD .?

and can anyone help where is the easiet way for installing PCIe SSD in mini 1012. is there any PCIe slot under the keyboard?

"anyway I'm so happy with my new mini1012 except for the way its reaaly heavy for a 10" netbook."
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Default 02-25-2010, 12:00 PM

Technically, there's no such thing as a Mini PCIe SSD. Netbooks, like the Mini 9, which use "Mini PCIe" SSDs, use a Mini PCIe connector, but the electrical signals are standard PATA or SATA, depending on the netbook. So, a "Mini PCIe" SSD won't work in a actual Mini PCIe slot, it requires its own special slot.

The new Dell Mini 10 (1012) doesn't have a special SSD slot, so you can't use "Mini PCIe" SSDs.

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Default 02-25-2010, 02:47 PM

Actually, the MiniPCIe spec provides SATA pins, so if a system was designed to take advantage of it, that could work. Otherwise, you are correct - a 2.5" (or 1.8" with adapter) drive is the only choice.

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