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Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-18-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 64,858
Posted By RhoXS
I still have mine but never use it because it is...

I still have mine but never use it because it is much too slow. Fortunately it was not an expensive machine but the $200 or so that I spent was almost 100% wasted. If it performed with any reasonable...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 09-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By RhoXS
For the past two years I have been using Intel G2...

For the past two years I have been using Intel G2 SSDs on two desktops (80 GB and 120 GB) and are very pleased with them. The apparent increase in performance is so great with these machines that I...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 09-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By RhoXS
Sadly, this seems to be the nature of the beast....

Sadly, this seems to be the nature of the beast. My Mini 9 performed reasonably well immediately after I purchased it and installed W7. Very rapidly performance degraded and even with Aero turned...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-12-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By RhoXS
Thanks for the response. I do not think AHCI...

Thanks for the response.

I do not think AHCI mode is required for TRIM. I do not use TRIM on my desktop with a 120 GB Intel G2 SSD because I found it to be somewhat slower when I enabled AHCI....
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-12-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,414
Posted By RhoXS
Too Slow - Is there indeed no Runcore TRIM Equivalent?

I purchased a Mini 9 in May 2009 and immediately replaced the factory 16 GB SSD with a Runcore 32G-C SSD and installed W7. At the time, even with Aero on, I was impressed with the performance of the...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 04-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By RhoXS
Wow! What a Difference Aero makes

Although I have had a Mini 9 for almost two years now, I rarely use it because it is so slow. It has W7 installed on a 32 GB SSD and even though I have 2GB RAM, it really is not practically useful. I...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 10-17-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,848
Posted By RhoXS
Mini PCI-e to SATA II Adapter?

Within a few weeks, on my desktop computer, I am going to load W7 on an 80 GB SSD and use a conventional HDD for my data. I want to first test this configuration on a spare desktop computer using the...
Forum: Windows 7 07-04-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 22,758
Posted By RhoXS
I want to bump this because I am having exactly...

I want to bump this because I am having exactly the same problem where my 3G iPhone pairs with my Vostro running W7 RC but no driver can be found. Hoping someone may have a solution to this because I...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 06-13-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,082
Posted By RhoXS
It is certainly not as nice as the lapboard shown...

It is certainly not as nice as the lapboard shown above, but I simply bought a small wooden cutting board at the local mega-supermarket. On the pro side it looks nice (nicely finished smooth wood...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-30-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,080
Posted By RhoXS
Every PC I ever used, the A90 being the only...

Every PC I ever used, the A90 being the only exception, has a Pause/Break button in the upper right area of the keyboard. Again, without exception, pressing this button will freeze the post process...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-29-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,080
Posted By RhoXS
There is no Pause button - Or is there?

When my A90 boots, like most computers, it initially starts with a text based black screen showing memory, drives, bios version, etc. This screen appears so briefly that it is impossible to read but...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-25-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,264
Posted By RhoXS
Webcam - Any Family Rated Sites Available?

My wife and I want to use the built in webcam to chat with our young grandchildren. I found sites we can use but all these sites have significant "adult" content and mostly public chatrooms. For...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-19-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By RhoXS
WWAN - Please Help Me Understand

I received my new A90 last week, loaded W7 RC and the Apps I need, and it is running perfectly.

Now I want to establish wide area internet & email connectivity via AT&T, my mobile phone provider....
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-17-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,281
Posted By RhoXS
Figured I would eventually have to adopt W7 on...

Figured I would eventually have to adopt W7 on our machines so the new A90 seemed to be an excellent machine to load it on first and become familiar with it. Did a clean install from an external...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-13-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,784
Posted By RhoXS
It has been my experience that an external...

It has been my experience that an external DVD/CD-ROM, connected via a USB port, should work indistingushably to a dive installed directly inside the PC or laptop.

I used a Samsung Slimline drive...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Hardware and Upgrades 05-13-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,784
Posted By RhoXS
Last night I replaced the 16 GB SSD in the A90...

Last night I replaced the 16 GB SSD in the A90 that was delivered yesterday with a new RunCore 32 GB SSD. I then booted a W7 RC DVD directly off an external drive. Less than 30 minutes later, with...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-13-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,466
Posted By RhoXS
A Very Pleasant Experience - So Far

Vostro A90 order placed: Monday 04/27
Estimated Delivery date: 05/26
Actual Delivery Date: Tuesday 05/12

Turned it on just to see what Ubuntu looked like. Saw & turned it off.
Replaced 1 GB...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-10-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,795
Posted By RhoXS
Re: Coolest thing you've done with your mini?

Zrtom, your comment brought back a bunch of memories. I am curious, does your wilderness cabin have any heat?

I attended Syracuse for my undergraduate degree in the days of IBM 360s and slide...
Forum: Windows 7 05-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,723
Posted By RhoXS
W7 Install from a CD/DVD-ROM Drive

I am going to discover the answer to my question below Tuesday night right after my new A90 is delivered and I install a new 32GB RunCore SSD and 2 GB RAM in it. Since I am trying to anticipate...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-09-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 40,889
Posted By RhoXS
WoHoo - Its been shipped!!

Ordered: Monday 4/27
Estimated delivery date: 5/26

I had a very pleasant surprise yesterday. Suddenly, very late yesterday afternoon (Friday), the "Order Status" changed to "Shipped" and "Data...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-06-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,917
Posted By RhoXS
Re: What things do you use your mini for?

Speaking of flying:

A number of years ago I loaded a Delorme mapping program on my old monster IBM Thinkpad and used it with a Delorme USB GPS device to monitor a cross country flight. The GPS is...
Forum: Windows 7 05-06-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,613
Posted By RhoXS
W7 & SSD Alignment

I am impatiently waiting for my new Vostro A90 to be delivered. I have about four weeks to think about what OS I will be using. The new A90 will have 2 GB Memory and a 32 GB Runcore SSD so I can...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-06-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 40,889
Posted By RhoXS
Re: Vostro a90 Shipping Times

I don't know for sure but I am reasonably confident the A90s are not assembled here (USA). At least per a Wikipedia entry, they are designed and manufactured by a huge company called Compal in...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-06-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,601
Posted By RhoXS
Re: Is this legal? (and will it work?)

I will be loading XP (if I do not change my mind and go with W7) using the Dell SP2 disc that came with a laptop that is now DOA due to a spilled glass of water. I will be using the disc on a USB...
Forum: Dell Mini 9 Discussion 05-06-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 40,889
Posted By RhoXS
Re: Vostro a90 Shipping Times

I ordered an A90 with a 16GB SSD on 4/27 and was given a 5/26 delivery date. Dell is still reporting 5/26 as of a few minutes ago. This is certainly very poor performance but Dell was up front about...
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