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Default 11-14-2011, 01:27 PM

Hi,

I'm a newbie on this forum, so here it goes.

I want to convert a Dell mini 9 into a machine running OS X, let's call it a D'Apple.
And I was/am planning to use the FEM32GFDL drive as I now have the standard STEC 8Gb unit in it.
However I'm a bit worried by this thread.
As I want to convert it to a OS X macine anyway I would like to know if the low performance of this drive is a typical Windows OS thing?
In other words, will it perform as intended with OS X (10.6.x)?

My other option, beside runcore, is a Kingspec 16 or 32 Gb unit. Are these okay?

And as we're on the subject, and I know there are plenty of threads around, will 16 Gb be enough or is a 32 one preferred?

Thanks guys,

Martijn

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Default 11-14-2011, 03:59 PM

The drive performance is unrelated to the OS. What you want is typically called a Hackintosh.

Kingspec gets very bad reviews from what I have seen.

16GB is enough. 32GB is obviously better. I will comment that higher capacity SSDs tend to perform better due to having more channels.


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Default 11-14-2011, 05:43 PM

Hi,

So basicly I should avoid the Kingspec...are they really that bad???

And the Super Talent has got issues?!
Pity because the only one I can get locally for a reasonable price is a Super Talent FEM32GFDL.

Anybody got a original Stec 16Gb lying around willing to sell?
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Default 11-14-2011, 06:14 PM

I would avoid the Kingspec. On the ST, it's interesting in that the initial reports were glowing, but after a while people started complaining. Same with RunCore. I would just go with the ST if you are in a buying mood.


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Default 11-14-2011, 06:36 PM

Right, a ST it will be.
Funny thing is that the ST is 70 euro and I got the Dell mini 9 for 60 euro.
But what the heck....
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Default Update - 02-22-2012, 05:38 AM

Somehow i find myself on these forums, reading.

anyway, there is an update to this issue, Posted HERE, Look down the page and you'll see the ssd tool. I haven't tested this personally, yet, but hopeful news for anyone with one of these chips.
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