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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
11-11-2009, 06:06 PM
Firstly, a big thank you those those of you who voted in my poll, although I do realise that it was perhaps a bit too widespread... and I am sorry for leaving out Super Talent, but it is not a brand I am familiar with.
At the moment I think I agree with Steve, in that a 64GB drive is the most cost effective netbook option. I did in fact buy a 32GB one myself first, but almost immediately returned it for a 64GB replacement.
A word of warning though... some of the cheaper 'first generation' higher capacity SSD's can be false economy, and can perform even worse than the 'standard' drive they are replacing. I know that RunCore do advertise on MyDellMini, (and might even sponsor it!), so am not sure if we are encouraged to discuss other manufacturers products and support etc.
However, in my personal opinion, (so far as customer support is concerned anyway), one brand in particular stands head and shoulders above most others, and has a very active, and pro-active, forum, with a dedicated and enthusiastic band of company staff behind it.
Their products have received some pretty good reviews also!
Hint: Look for the shortest name in my list!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
11-11-2009, 07:46 PM
SSDs are not really appropriate for a NAS - at least not in the current state of things. With a NAS you don't tend to do a lot of random reads and writes, and a rotating disk is much more cost-effective. Maybe someday.
SSDs use less power on average than even a 2.5" drive. Yes, their peak usage can be as high, but they draw that much less often than a rotating disk.
Mini 9|2GB RAM|64GB RunCore|Intel 5300|Windows 10
Join Date: Oct 2009
11-11-2009, 08:34 PM
Guess I'm going to need an intervention to kick this habit - testing two Mini 9's: 64gb Runcore with OS X; 128gb Super Talent with Win 7 Home Prem. All I can say for sure is:
KILL THE SPINNING PLATTERS AND BRING ON BIGGER SSD's! These two units flat fly despite the wimpy Atom processors and 2gb ram. In fact, if I were King, I'd order that ALL notebooks must have a PCIe slot for a 64gb SSD with the OS and applications, regardless what the primary drive is. In fact, I would kill for a Thinkpad x61s with the SSD and a 500gb 7200rpm HD in the 2.5" slot.
Join Date: Apr 2009
11-12-2009, 04:04 AM
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
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