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scholzpdx scholzpdx is offline
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Exclamation Would this SSD work in the Dell Mini 12? - 10-30-2012, 06:38 AM

Hello everyone. I just bought a Mini 12 on craigslist for $70 (not a typo!) and the 60GB HDD is SLOOOOOOOW! Would the SSD below work properly with the Mini 12?

32GB KingSpec 1.8-inch ZIF 40-pin SSD (on amazon)

Also, what is the consensus with OS'es on the Mini 12? I currently have XP. Would 7 (or 7 starter) run better? I do have many fast SD and USB drives for readyboost.

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Amazon also has a ZIF to SD card adapter. Would it run and be faster than a standard 1.8" 4200rpm HDD?

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Dell_Abhishek_B Dell_Abhishek_B is offline
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Default 11-08-2012, 07:23 AM


The Mini 12 comes with PATA hard drives and the SSD has a SATA connector, so it won't be possible to connect the SSD with this system.

Please download and run the windows 7 upgrade advisor to make sure if your system is compatible with Windows 7. You may download it from the link below.
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

If the upgrade to Windows 7 is successful, you will be able to use the ready boost option.

Please reply for any further questions.

Thanks and regards
Abhishek B
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Default 12-29-2012, 10:54 PM

scholzpdx of course anything would be better than 4200rpm drive, but I'll spend my money on a SSD to revive that lovely *book.

How the situation has evolved ?

that SSD drive HAS an IDE-ZIF interface so it'll fit the mini12 perfectly

Last edited by deadhead; 12-29-2012 at 11:07 PM.
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balboni20 balboni20 is offline
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Default 10-08-2013, 06:01 AM

To bad you cand fit a 2.5 hdd in these laptops.
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