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Join Date: Apr 2009
07-01-2009, 09:49 AM
This SSD should feel faster than a normal spinning HD.
It should not take even close to 4 hours to ghost the drive, especially if your old PATA HDD's take less than an hour.
Join Date: Oct 2008
07-01-2009, 12:23 PM
I dunno man, my old non-runcore 32gb drive was pretty damn slow, and would seize up all the time as well.
A tip I would give is to use the flashpoint driver (see this thread here:- FlashPoint: SSD accelerator - MyDellMini ) it dramatically improved performance for me. I'm using Beta 3, that seems to be the best one so far if you don't have compatibility issues. Be aware it is still in beta and there may occasionally be problems. Back up the data on your mini regularly (one issue for me is that windows seems unable to repair bad sectors using chkdsk while flashpoint is installed).
I even find it increases performance (though not to the same extent) with my 64gb runcore.
And speaking of the runcore, I would repeat the advice you 've received above; if you have the money and are going to be using the mini 9 a lot, get a runcore 64gb, you wont regret it.
07-01-2009, 08:43 PM
I don't plan on using the Mini9 all that much. I f'n HATE the keyboard layout and that's becoming more and more of an issue for me.
I just turned it into a "hackintosh" last night, and while it took 2 tries as I messed the first one up, already I see it is significantly faster than XP. Since I have like 10 notebooks and computers of various Ubuntu and XP flavors, I figure why not just dedicate this to OSX and start learning that OS too -- it's what all the trendy hipsters use at coffee shops anyways right?
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