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Dean Alderman Dean Alderman is offline
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Default Your opinion on replacing HDD with SSD - 12-10-2010, 08:20 AM

hi all, i would like to have your opinion about using the SSD

and which brand should be the best for my Dell mini 9
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Default 12-10-2010, 03:44 PM

The Mini 9 has always come with a specialized SSD. Normal SSDs and conventional hard drives won't even work in the Mini 9.

Runcore and SuperTalent seem to be two of the most popular brands for upgraded Mini 9 SSDs (make sure to get the 2nd gen SuperTalent, if you opt for ST).


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Default 12-10-2010, 06:56 PM

well, I will probably get slack for this. but I dont like SSD's, I think that they fail much more frequently than a traditional drive, granted all drives fail but I think that the failure rate among SSD's is much higher than traditional rotating drives, SSD's are much more expensive, I got my 750gb WD drive for like $109 a 256gb SSD is like $500-$600...maybe some day when the prices come way way down and the reliability comes way way up, I would think about it but personally I wont touch one now......just my 0.02


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Default 12-10-2010, 07:19 PM

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well, I will probably get slack for this. but I dont like SSD's, I think that they fail much more frequently than a traditional drive, granted all drives fail but I think that the failure rate among SSD's is much higher than traditional rotating drives, SSD's are much more expensive, I got my 750gb WD drive for like $109 a 256gb SSD is like $500-$600...maybe some day when the prices come way way down and the reliability comes way way up, I would think about it but personally I wont touch one now......just my 0.02
On the plus side, SSDs are quiet, robust against physical shock, power efficient, don't generate much heat, and they can be crazy fast.

The SSD in my desktop is slow by SSD standards, but it still humiliates the fastest hard drives for many tasks. Even the relatively slow SSDs found in the Mini 9 can much faster than hard drives for many tasks.

Yes, large SSDs are crazy expensive, so they won't replace hard drives for media and game storage any time soon. But cheap SSDs are big enough to store everything else.

But there's no decision to be made when upgrading a Mini 9, since it'll only accept specialized SSDs anyway.


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Default 06-17-2011, 05:49 AM

no matter of any brand, you really need to choose a good controller solution, which have the lowest writing applification rate leading to longer lifespan.
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Default 11-07-2011, 03:46 PM

SSD rocks. Can't see a negative here.
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Default 12-25-2011, 07:59 PM

My Mini9 is a missile with its SSD, but I bought it used, it looks it was sold with it (32Gb)
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Default 12-26-2011, 04:09 PM


I had thought long and hard about my SSD replacement. I hadmy eye on a Runcore 64GB but when the price of about $84 came to me on AmazonRuncore with the black reusable SSD HDD enclosure for my old SSD to be reusedafter the reimaging of my original 16GB it was a no brainer. no matter what getthe biggest fastest one for a good price. I really damaged my shoulder and backlast quarter dragging around my Inspiron 1764 17" Monster I plan onpocketing my Mini 9 this quarter and enjoying the light travel. whatever youdecide just do it quick and enjoy your mini as much and for as long as you can.
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Default 12-26-2011, 11:11 PM

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I plan onpocketing my Mini 9 this quarter and enjoying the light travel..
You are absolutely right. My son is using his Mini 10 to take notes during class. He types really fast though.


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