Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:18 pm Post subject: 64GB solid state drive installed in 4110
So the 4110 I bought has been sitting in a box for a YEAR. Yes you read that right, one year. It's out now and ready for some work. It was having trouble booting, telling me no OS found so I yanked the 20GB drive, connected it to my drive duplication device and ran a test. I get back a DEAD reading so I did the Ol drop fit, you know, drop it on a table from about 6-10 inches high, this will loosen stuck heads sometimes and what do you know, bingo, it spins up. I imaged the OS to a 64 GB Transcend Solid STate 2.5" IDE drive and it works great. My imaging device will only image the size of the smallest drive so the remaining 44 gigs are now in a partition of its own. This is the second device I have installed a SSD on, there is one running in my Sony S260 now, runs great and here is what I get out of it.
Low heat, very rare that my fans spins up
Better battery life, I would estimate at 15% more run time.
Fast boot up and overall better performance.
Now to clairify I use the less expensive SSD's, they run about $140. They have roughly the same specs as a 7200 RPM drive but with Blazing fast seek and the pros I listed above.
Let's not forget shock proof, I use these same drives in specialized camera systems I build for offroad race vehicles and they stand up to torture.
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