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Default 04-06-2010, 03:11 PM

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You have to get one that is designed explicitly for the Dell Mini 9. If it doesn't say it's for the Mini 9, it won't work. The most popular ones are from RunCore and SuperTalent (for SuperTalent, make sure that the model ends with "GFDL").

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So can this adapter be removed or trimmed, or is there a Runcore 64 gig that will fit?

Mine has the adapter, and I noticed right off it would not seat the RCP-IV-P5064 properly.

Am I stuck with the 16 G drive?

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Mike

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So can this adapter be removed or trimmed, or is there a Runcore 64 gig that will fit?

Mine has the adapter, and I noticed right off it would not seat the RCP-IV-P5064 properly.

Am I stuck with the 16 G drive?

Thanks
Mike
never mind..stupidity overwhelmed me for a bit. Re-ordered the right replacement drive. Sorry for the post
Mike
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Default 04-08-2010, 03:14 AM

What is people experience with a STEC 32GB? How much is the speed difference? I picked one up for 50 bucks and kinda wodnering if I should have paid the 50+ more for a runecore.
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Default 07-28-2010, 09:30 AM

Greetings everyone,

I am looking for a Runcore upgrade for my Dell netbook. Not quite sure though which one is the best to use. I have read that the best drives are Runcore and OCZ... have found many sites on the web, but for Runcore I am not sure if I should use the Pro IV light or the normal 50mm series... which one is needed... see example...

RunCore Pro IV Light 50mm mini-PATA PCI-e Solid State Drive SSD [RCP-IV-M5064-C] - €195.16 : SSD Europe

64GB PCI Express PCI-e RunCore MLC SSD for Dell Mini (50mm) - RCP-I-M5064-C de Notebooks Laptops billiger notebook.de

RunCore 64GB Pro 50mm PATA Mini PCIe SSD [RCP-I-M5064-C] : SolidStateCentral.com.au, SSDs - Solid State Drives. The place to buy SSD.
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Default 07-28-2010, 01:29 PM

The Pro IV is the best. The second and third links you have are for the original model (which is what I have).


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Default 10-04-2010, 02:38 PM

Hello everybody I am new here and I have a problem. My original Dell Mini 910's 8GB SSD has bad sectors half of which are irrecoverable. I purchased a Runcore Pro IV Light 50mm mini-PATA PCI-e Soild State Drive 16GB SSD. I am trying to do a clean install on the new Runcore SSD, but when I run the Dell Windows XP Home Edition install CD after the CD load I get a blue screen saying "a recent hardware or software change has occured"

My current BIOS is A05.

I have My Dell Mini 910, an flash Drive, WinToFlash, and PowerISO 4.7. Can anyone help with this error? I know that code the code is a hardware error 0x0000007B (0xF7A5E63C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

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Default 12-06-2011, 06:36 PM

MyDigitalDiscount.com is happy to announce new low pricing on RunCore Pro IV Light 50MM PCI-e Solid State Drives for Dell Mini 9 and Vostro A90 netbooks.

RunCore 64GB Pro IV Light 50MM PCI-e SSD - $159.99

RunCore 32GB Pro IV Light 50MM PCI-e SSD - $79.99

RunCore 16GB Pro IV Light 50MM PCI-e SSD - $49.99

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The Pro IV is the best. The second and third links you have are for the original model (which is what I have).
Holmes, the reason for that is that Runcore switched to the Amigos controller due to its power savings. It is true it is about 1/2 the speed of the original with the Barefoot controller but it runs cooler and with less power. It is also light years faster than the Phison PATA controller solution offered by Super Talent. In fact is is literally 5-18 times faster when it comes to random read and write speeds and that is going to make the world of difference for running an OS. I would not suggest ever buying any SSD with less than a 5MB/sec random 4K read and write speed otherwise you will have many issues with freezing and studding during use.

We sell both solution but I would 100% of the time suggest the Runcore solution over the ST.

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Default successful upgrade - 06-08-2012, 05:22 PM

FYI just replaced orig 8GB ssd hd with 32GB RunCore. No issues. Much faster. Used visuals. Thanks.
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Default Form Factor - 11-07-2012, 05:04 PM

Can anyone tell me the exact specifics for the SSD the Mini 9 can support? I need to know the form factor (1.8" or 2.5"), the interface (SATA or PATA). I'm asking because I keep finding conflicting information on both, so I figured I'd be better off coming here and asking. I don't want to buy the wrong SSD. Thank you for your help. And also, is 64gb the largest SSD the Mini 9 supports??
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Default 11-07-2012, 10:26 PM

mini-PATA 50mm PCI-e Solid State Drive

If it does not say that it will fit the Mini 9 or Vostro 90 then it probably will not fit. I think there was a 128 GB SSD offered at one time.


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Default 11-08-2012, 03:32 AM

That's 50mm MiniPCIe, and as lswartz says, if the description does not explicitly say it is for the Dell Mini 9/Inspiron 910/Vostro A90, it won't work. Indeed, RunCore did once make a 128GB model that extended into the space where a WLAN card could sit, but it is no longer available.


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