Dell Mini 9 Discussion Discussion on the Dell Inspiron Mini 9.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  (#1) Old
gadgetsniper gadgetsniper is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 5
Join Date: Mar 2009
Default Memory Question - 03-09-2009, 03:13 PM

I just ordered my Mini 9 (1GB, 16 G flash) and was wondering if the 16G flash is enough memory. I am thinking about using a thumb drive for now but wanted to know what anyone thought about external hard drives and a good cheap one.

Thanks in advance, I will let you know when it comes in.....can't wait as I have a trip coming up and want to play.
Reply With Quote
  (#2) Old
WolfKeeper WolfKeeper is offline
Retired Mini user
WolfKeeper's Avatar
Posts: 1,575
Join Date: Oct 2008
Default Re: Memory Question - 03-09-2009, 03:19 PM

That depends on the operating system, what software you plan to load, etc. Some more details would help.

Getting an iPad
Reply With Quote
  (#3) Old
gadgetsniper gadgetsniper is offline
Junior Member
Posts: 5
Join Date: Mar 2009
Default Re: Memory Question - 03-09-2009, 06:56 PM

using XP, would like Word and maybe a game or two, watch movies? Don't have it in had yet and not sure of the limitations/capabilities.
Reply With Quote
  (#4) Old
g-nome g-nome is offline
Posts: 53
Join Date: Feb 2009
Default Re: Memory Question - 03-09-2009, 08:26 PM

I own the 16gb ssd, have loaded microsoft office, and acrobat 7 on it among other lesser programs and still have 6 gb of 14gb left. I have purchased a SDHC ($30, 8gb, class 6, kingston) card as my document and media storage and have set it up as a drive (see other threads/guides) and have my documents set to go there, and use g-mail as another online storage/file transfer option (again, see guides section on this site). All work reasonably well. i have also used threads on the site to unload some crapware and quicken the startup process, but I haven't nlited the XP operating system or anything...I also bought the 2gb ram and eliminated the page file and hibernation (again, on suggestions/instructions from people here). I am no computer I have reached my technical limits (except for a future runcore, perhaps) on customization and still have plenty of space.

IMHO....If you don't have 10,000 songs and every photo you have ever taken loaded, (or do some specialized computing/graphics type job)...the 16 gb ssd should be reasonable (and you can get up to a 32 gb sdhc card to permanently reside in your card reader...just in case).

Reply With Quote

« No more XP for new mini 9s? (nevermind, I'm out of it) | 32 gig RunCores in stock for $131.14 »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Copyright © 2008-2016