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Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Dell Mini9 Ubuntu Hardware Upgrade Cost/Benefit - 04-20-2009, 05:58 PM
I purchased a base Mini 9 with Ubuntu, 512MB of RAM, and a 4GB SSD, so I have a few thoughts on your situation.
I've upgraded to 2GB of RAM, but I don't think it's made my Mini any faster. I just use the extra RAM for storing files on a RAM disk. I like being able to download files to RAM, manipulate them, and then delete them when unneeded, without ever touching the SSD.
If you find a deal on 2GB of RAM (I'll have paid $10 once my rebate comes through), why not pick some up? It won't hurt. But since your programs aren't running out of RAM now, there's no need to rush and overpay.
As for the SSD, I'd like to upgrade to a larger and faster one, but I'm not sure it's a good value. Especially, since I've been happy with the speed of my 4GB SSD. And the SSD's small size isn't a problem, since I use SD cards for storing documents/videos/music/etc.
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