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Join Date: May 2009
11-30-2010, 12:11 AM
I'll be getting the ST from Superbiiz.com. Model FDL so I guess it's the second gen. I just cant stomach the hiccups from the STEC.
This one: FEM16GFDL Super Talent 16GB MLC Half Mini 2 PCIe Solid State Drive for Dell Mini 9 - SSD Solid State Drives - SuperBiiz.com
Join Date: Apr 2010
12-02-2010, 12:07 AM
Not sure of your location but here's a ST FEM16GFDL for $50.99 with Free Shipping:
Super Talent 16GB MLC Half Mini 2 SSD For Dell Mini 9 - eBay (item 270635848500 end time Dec-14-10 12:45:52 PST)
Mini 9 /2GB RAM/ 16GB SSD/BIOS A05/SL 10.6.6
OSX Installation via USB & Mac
NBMaker 0.8.4.RC1 / NBI 20100616212351
"Remember to back up your hard earned work with a boot-able disc BEFORE upgrading!"http://osx.mechdrew.com/guides
Join Date: Sep 2009
12-06-2010, 07:12 AM
Few things real quick, it's an atom processor, 2gb maxed ram... don't bother with windows 7. It's more of a stopgap than a full desktop/laptop. 16gb of storage is pretty bare, I prefer the 32gb... you might be fine with 16.
Heres where I found it useful. The new Ubuntu netbook OS works well (after fiddling with the wireless drivers). Add VLC (media player), and google chrome you have an office ready box that also plays movies/hulu. I throw movies/tv shows on it for long plane rides or I can do a little typing (it's not ideal). I used it as a media device (hooked up to my TV w/ wireless keyboard and mouse) for a while. I used MS streets after adding a GPS mod and ran it in my car for a while. I ran backtrack and used it crack wep and run nessus scans for a while and I still do this from a thumb drive.
So onto the storage drive stuff,
I've been reading around and I think the ST has a 80/40 drive. Add a Flashpoint driver and it's supposed to go faster. I've read the RC is slightly faster, but I'm having a heck of a time finding prices on any of these.
50mm half versions (which are actually double wide)
SLC FDD32GFDL 80/60
MLC FDM32GFDL 80/40
Can't find any of them
SLC FED32GFDL 80/60 Can't find it
MLC FEM32GFDL 80/40 $90
FEM32GFDL Super Talent 32GB MLC Half Mini 2 PCIe Solid State Drive for Dell Mini 9 - SSD Solid State Drives - SuperBiiz.com
SaberTooth AA 80/45 $110
Dell Mini 9 PATA Mini PCIe SSD Upgrade | Active Media Products SaberTooth SSD
50mm T-version is discontinued
RCP-IV-M5032-MCNV 81/58 $150
RunCore Pro IV Light 50mm mini-PATA PCI-e Solid State Drive SSD Compatible with the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Dell Vostro A90 Detail Page
-does anyone else know of a cheaper place that isn't sold out/back ordered?
I've read other people on here say the Active SaberTooth is about the same as the ST.
And the RC has the build in USB, a copy of acronis, and it's faster... but $60 faster. Unless someone else has better pricing on any of these, I'm thinking ST through Biz also.
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