I was having a hard time figuring out if a new SSD
was worth it in the mini. I couldn't find many perf tests on this little SataI controller. Finally got around to installing Snow Leopard. Some basic things I had to do:
Buy a 30 dollar Snow Leopard CD
Restore the image to a USB drive
Run Netbookinstaller 8.2
Setup another USB device as a USB bootable DOS drive with BIOS exe A04
Ran the A04 install passing /forceit /forcetype
Booted off USB with OSX install image
Vertex Firmware Version 1.3
Installed perfectly well. Gotta check track pad updates 'cause that still kinda sucks.
Ran a few tests on the performance of the disk prior to upgrade.
Dell Mini 10v N280 CPU
2GB Crucial 667
OS X 10.6.1 Original run with Samsung 16GB Dell Factory 16GB SSD: Same run with OCZ Vertex 120 MacBook Pro with Scorpio Blue: