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Default First Mini 10V - should i go with an SSD and other newbee questions - 08-19-2010, 09:51 PM

I got my first mini-10V so I could run multiple OS's at once - Linux, Win7, and OSX. I have reviewed all the guides and feel I can follow them. But I have a couple of questions I've yet to uncover answers to:

1) I've seen that the 10V takes a standard 2.5 SATA SSD. are there any specific recommendations? Or, more important, ones to avoid? I'm a fan of NewEgg so that is where I'll get it from. Of should I hyst stay wiht the spinning disk?

2) Can I run any flavor Linux other than Unbuntu?

3) What is the major cause of Hackintoshing failures? I read a lot about BIOS challanges. What else?

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Default 08-20-2010, 12:11 AM

1. Triple-booting does require a fairly large drive, and large SSDs are expensive. So, a standard HDD might be better for cheapskate multiboot machines. (I'm a cheapskate, but I'm only single booting Linux, so I get by with a 16GB SSD in my Mini 1012)

2. I think everything in the 10v should work in any modern Linux distro, but the Broadcom WiFi drivers might take more effort in some. (I believe the 10v usually has a Broadcom card).

3. Dunno.

Good luck.

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Default 08-20-2010, 02:43 AM

If I had the money I wuld have bought the Intel SSD, but there was a deal on Newegg for a WD 120SSD for 199.00 with free shipping so I went for it. I'll have to see how it goes. More space is better!

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