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OK, before I buy my mini 9: which SSD to buy? - 12-28-2008, 06:56 AM
Hey guys, help a newbie out . I'm getting ready to buy a mini 9, so which SSD should I buy if I want it to sleep *when I close the lid*? I want a 32gb drive.
Should I go with the Dell built-in (I believe it's the "STEC" drive)? Because I hear that it's working with sleep now, but I can't tell if it works when you close the lid or only when selecting sleep from the menu.
Alternatively, I see this drive recommended a lot on these forums, confirmed to work with sleep-upon-closing-lid --> http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/SPD/my ... 584935.jsp
but yikes that seems slow! And slightly more expensive than getting Dell's 32gb drive built-in. But if that's the only option for getting sleep-upon-closing-lid than I'll do it.
Also, just for general knowledge, are all after-market SSDs compatible with the mini 9 (for example these Patriot drives on Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... t%20Memory ) or is there something I should be looking for in the specs of the SSD that let's me know that it's compatible with the mini 9?
Thanks, you guys are the best!
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Olalla, WA
Re: OK, before I buy my mini 9: which SSD to buy? - 12-28-2008, 07:18 AM
Yes, you can stick with the Dell provided STEC drive. It does sleep and wake back up properly now. The STEC speed is about 72/17
That MLC drive you linked to is absolute junk, I thought they pulled it down from their store. That 70/15 rating is over rated, it's more like 30/12 at best.
The drive that you want from MyDigitalDiscount is the "RunCore" drive, it runs circles around the STEC as far as speed goes. Sleep has always worked on it. Depending on the size of the runcore, it gets up to about 62/40.. And you can get the runcore up to 64gb..
Eee PC SSD's are too long for the Mini9, they won't fit.
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