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Default I'm having no luck upgrading to an SSD :( - 02-27-2013, 02:11 AM

I've been running a 7200 RPM and it runs fine, specially after upgrading to 2GB. I wanted to make it a little faster and I figured an SSD would help (Many Netbook later shipped with SSDs).

I bought a Samsung 840 Pro 120 at first, I was able to install Windows 7 no problem, except that it had a random freezing here and there (Already running A11 Bios) and I tried all the tweaks to no avail.

So I decided to try Win8, same problem, random freezing. I found a post suggesting to disable LMP in windows and so I did, it seemed to improve the freezing but it was still happening. Never had that issue with the regular spindle drive.

Finally I thought maybe I got a bad SSD, so I went and swapped it for a Corsair Force GT 240. I can't even get Windows installed, or Ubuntu or any OS. It gets to 95% of the install and the pops this message

Windows cannot access the installation sources. Verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation.
I have tried every suggestion in the world and it just fails to install on this drive. I find it hard to believe I have had to bad SSD drives now. Anyone successfully install an SSD on the 1010? Corsair says they are backwards compatible all the way back to SATA I and II, native on III.

What the heck am I doing wrong?

I've tried various USB devices, I've tried various installs and versions from Win 7, 8 and Ubuntu 11.1.


Dell Mini 10 Black | 2GB RAM | 250GB 7200 RPM (SSD soon) | Windows 7 | Blutooth | HD Screen |
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