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Default anyone use compactflash card replace ssd? - 02-21-2011, 04:59 PM

i try to find adaptor
and use cf card
as it got longer warranty

anyone use cf card ?
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Default 02-21-2011, 06:01 PM

I think such adaptors are available, but the performance of the SSD is likely to be better. CF cards are optimized for sequential access, which is not what you want for a bootable disk.


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Default 02-21-2011, 09:33 PM

I don't have one, and I don't know how well it'll fit, since the Mini 9 doesn't have much space in that area. I don't think the CF to MiniPCIe adapters used by Asus netbooks will fit without modifying the 9. And few, if any CF cards, will perform as well as a fast Mini 9 SSD.

But aside from those concerns, a decent CF card should be a reasonable replacement for a slower Mini 9 SSD.


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Default 02-22-2011, 11:06 AM

if have not enough space
we can use the same method like youtube "128GB SSD on Dell Mini 9"
i will try to find adapter this week
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Default 02-22-2011, 04:24 PM

Remember that the "MiniPCIe" slot for the SSD in the Mini 9 has a non-standard wiring. Dell brings a 40-pin IDE bus to that socket, which is different from a standard MiniPCIe that has SATA and USB. Good luck finding an appropriate adapter.


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Default 02-23-2011, 05:38 PM

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Remember that the "MiniPCIe" slot for the SSD in the Mini 9 has a non-standard wiring. Dell brings a 40-pin IDE bus to that socket, which is different from a standard MiniPCIe that has SATA and USB. Good luck finding an appropriate adapter.
yes it is pata
so i think about use pcie to zif first (zif usually pata?)
and then use a zif to cf adaptor
Is that prossible?


zip to cf adaptor MARK " PA-CF18Z REV A"
it should be support pata

but the problem is that adaptor with 7cm X 5cm
it just fit the space in mini 9

may need to cut that mini pcie to zif adaptor

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Default 02-23-2011, 07:31 PM

Let us know how it works if you try it. someone earlier wired up a socket for a 1.8" PATA drive and said it worked, though he had a ribbon cable that stuck out of the Mini.


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Default 02-23-2011, 08:36 PM

I have read that some can use SATA drives in mini 910, how is this possible?
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Default 02-23-2011, 08:52 PM

Whatever you read was incorrect. SATA drives cannot be used in a 910.


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Default 02-24-2011, 12:16 PM

fail 1+1adaptor (even cut some part) are too big in tiny mini 9
hope we can get next fanless netbook in future+2.5"ssd

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