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Default Runcore or SuperTalent 16GB SSDs - 11-29-2010, 04:04 AM

I'm thinking of putting to use my DM9 soon after purchasing it 2 years ago. I'm going to upgrade the 4GB SSD (main reason I never really used it) to a 16GB one but which one should I choose? The ST 16GB is only $54.99 shipped while the RC 16GB is $79.99 + S&H. I'm thinking of getting the ST mainly because it's cheaper than the RC. Anyone thinks ST over RC is not a smart purchase?

Btw, will I be able to install Win7 on a 16GB drive? How much space does Win7 require?

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Default 11-29-2010, 04:37 PM

A second-gen SuperTalent sounds fine to me, but I don't have one myself. The stock STEC is still chugging along


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Default 11-30-2010, 12:11 AM

I'll be getting the ST from Superbiiz.com. Model FDL so I guess it's the second gen. I just cant stomach the hiccups from the STEC.

This one: FEM16GFDL Super Talent 16GB MLC Half Mini 2 PCIe Solid State Drive for Dell Mini 9 - SSD Solid State Drives - SuperBiiz.com

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Default 12-02-2010, 12:07 AM

Not sure of your location but here's a ST FEM16GFDL for $50.99 with Free Shipping:
Super Talent 16GB MLC Half Mini 2 SSD For Dell Mini 9 - eBay (item 270635848500 end time Dec-14-10 12:45:52 PST)


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Default 12-02-2010, 01:20 AM

Might be worth comparing the warranty periods. I don't know what ST give, but I have 2 years with my Runcorne.
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Default 12-04-2010, 10:32 PM

i own the ST 32gb, it rocks held up for almost 2 years now of daily use and like 50000 different OS installations lol
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Default 12-06-2010, 07:12 AM

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I'm going to upgrade the 4GB SSD (main reason I never really used it) to a 16GB one but which one should I choose? The ST 16GB is only $54.99 shipped while the RC 16GB is $79.99 + S&H. I'm thinking of getting the ST mainly because it's cheaper than the RC. Anyone thinks ST over RC is not a smart purchase?
I was just looking at the same thing. But I have been using mine. Here are some thoughts.
Few things real quick, it's an atom processor, 2gb maxed ram... don't bother with windows 7. It's more of a stopgap than a full desktop/laptop. 16gb of storage is pretty bare, I prefer the 32gb... you might be fine with 16.
Heres where I found it useful. The new Ubuntu netbook OS works well (after fiddling with the wireless drivers). Add VLC (media player), and google chrome you have an office ready box that also plays movies/hulu. I throw movies/tv shows on it for long plane rides or I can do a little typing (it's not ideal). I used it as a media device (hooked up to my TV w/ wireless keyboard and mouse) for a while. I used MS streets after adding a GPS mod and ran it in my car for a while. I ran backtrack and used it crack wep and run nessus scans for a while and I still do this from a thumb drive.

So onto the storage drive stuff,
I've been reading around and I think the ST has a 80/40 drive. Add a Flashpoint driver and it's supposed to go faster. I've read the RC is slightly faster, but I'm having a heck of a time finding prices on any of these.

ST
50mm half versions (which are actually double wide)
SLC FDD32GFDL 80/60
MLC FDM32GFDL 80/40
Can't find any of them

ST
50mm versions
SLC FED32GFDL 80/60 Can't find it
MLC FEM32GFDL 80/40 $90
FEM32GFDL Super Talent 32GB MLC Half Mini 2 PCIe Solid State Drive for Dell Mini 9 - SSD Solid State Drives - SuperBiiz.com

Active
50mm
SaberTooth AA 80/45 $110
Dell Mini 9 PATA Mini PCIe SSD Upgrade | Active Media Products SaberTooth SSD

RC
50mm T-version is discontinued
50mm
RCP-IV-M5032-MCNV 81/58 $150
RunCore Pro IV Light 50mm mini-PATA PCI-e Solid State Drive SSD Compatible with the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and Dell Vostro A90 Detail Page
-does anyone else know of a cheaper place that isn't sold out/back ordered?

I've read other people on here say the Active SaberTooth is about the same as the ST.
And the RC has the build in USB, a copy of acronis, and it's faster... but $60 faster. Unless someone else has better pricing on any of these, I'm thinking ST through Biz also.
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Default 12-06-2010, 06:36 PM

I've had two of the 16gb ST drives. The first one died in 6 months and the warranty replacement lasted just over a month.
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Default 12-13-2010, 04:27 AM

Been running an RC 32GB for about 2 years and have never had a single issue with it. I use my mini everyday for work so its had plenty of hrs on it.


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Default 01-30-2011, 12:08 AM

After thinking it over for a month, I went ahead and bought a 32gb RC. 40 ($89 ST) vs 58 ($150 RC) write, without having to fiddle with a driver, made the difference for me.

Also raybob's comment did sway me a little
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