I've been reading these forums for almost a year now.
I bought my mini9 almost a year ago. I spec'd it out to the max from Dell (stupid, I know). I got 2GB, 64GB stec, webcam, bluetooth, BT
mouse, bag, etc...
My first stec died after about 3 months of use, Dell replaced it under warranty.
The second 64GB stec (the replacement) only lasted 6 days.
I told Dell to shove their stec up their @$$....funny thing is, they listened, I sent the drive back and never heard from Dell again. Then I bought a SuperTalent 16GB drive from newegg to hold me over until a "nice" drive was released.
The SuperTalent lasted almost 6 months. In all three cases, the OS would fail to load, and the BIOS would report the SSD
capacity of 0GB.
Here are some similar cases from a quick search in these forums:
-- RunCore ProIV getting killed in new mini9s
-- Issue with booting Mini 9
So, I'd like to see how widespread this problem is. And, I'd like to hear some possible solutions, and or tips from users who have not had any problems.
The reason I chose the Dell in the first place, was that compared to all the other netbooks on the market, this one had zero moving parts. With no fan, and an SSD
, I figured it would be the most reliable option....boy was I wrong