Originally Posted by Z4i
Only on the ones that both use that controller and use SSD
's. These days it seems like the trend in netbooks is away from chips and toward platters. SSD
's seem to be moving toward larger, high performance notebooks. HDD's make more sense for a netbook where the focus is on being cheap, HDD's are cheaper than SSD
One of the main reasons I bought my Mini (9) is because I knew that the SSD
would offer significant weight and heat advantages. This is probably why the 9 deals with heat better than its siblings. With weight comparison between drive types, the difference may not be so significant if you normally carry a 17" lappy, but in comparison between an SSD
and HDD by themselves, the SSD
is significant enough to be a serious consideration.
Also, about the only thing to worry about if the netbook is dropped is the LCD. A coworker tried to explain to me that most laptops have technology that park the heads of the drive (ala Macbook technology) and that is should be the same with netbooks...I told him that he wouldn't find that type of tech on a $199 machine and my high end laptops have never been so expendable to test this.