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supersi
13-09-2010, 11:22 PM
Hi all,

I want to throw an SSD drive into my ASUS N10J netbook (Intel 1.6ghz atom) to speed things up a bit.
Can anyone recommend a good value 2.5" 64/128GB SSD?

somebody
14-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Intel X25-M

DeSade
14-09-2010, 10:41 AM
Intel X25-M


+1

Chilling_Silence
14-09-2010, 11:01 AM
Wow they're *not* cheap! :O

DeSade
14-09-2010, 11:24 AM
Get what you pay for :)

wratterus
14-09-2010, 11:28 AM
I've got an X-25M - 80GB. Bought it when they cost over $550. now tell me that $389 is dear! :lol:

Make sure you have the firmware on them that enables TRIM if it isn't already installed.

If you do want a 120GB Corsair's is probably the cheapest.

Chilling_Silence
14-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Lets be honest, I'm a cheap ass ... Considering you've got a 1.6Ghz CPU, and a 10" screen, I'd find it hard to justify to myself why I could spend that kinda money on a SSD to increase HDD performance.

Still, if you've got the money up your sleeve, why not?! :D To each their own ;)

DeSade
14-09-2010, 11:42 AM
I have to agree with Chill, I wouldn't put one in a netbook unless you were planning on dropping it regularly...

SolMiester
14-09-2010, 11:46 AM
Lets be honest, I'm a cheap ass ... Considering you've got a 1.6Ghz CPU, and a 10" screen, I'd find it hard to justify to myself why I could spend that kinda money on a SSD to increase HDD performance.

Still, if you've got the money up your sleeve, why not?! :D To each their own ;)

Good point, the SSD costs more than the whole netbook. That said, I have an Sandforce 100Gb 1200c in my old HP NX6320 lappy and wouldnt be without it now!, but it did cost $700+gst

Lawrence
14-09-2010, 12:07 PM
Intel X25-M SSD Disassembled

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsIHsr0bxEg

stormdragon
14-09-2010, 01:50 PM
I suggest looking into a Seagate Momentus XT They combine standard drive flash technologies, giving good speeds and capacities at a much cheaper price then a SSD.

Chilling_Silence
14-09-2010, 02:52 PM
I have to agree with Chill, I wouldn't put one in a netbook unless you were planning on dropping it regularly...

Yeah even then, I'd keep the money just for a second Netbook, personally.
The NB200 had motion detection / rattle / vibration stuff in its HDD so that if it thought it was being moved or falling, it'd park the head immediately.

I'd rather two of those netbooks, coz lets face it, if it's hitting the ground it won't last long with or without a SSD :D

Cellux
14-09-2010, 04:04 PM
Yeah even then, I'd keep the money just for a second Netbook, personally.
The NB200 had motion detection / rattle / vibration stuff in its HDD so that if it thought it was being moved or falling, it'd park the head immediately.

I'd rather two of those netbooks, coz lets face it, if it's hitting the ground it won't last long with or without a SSD :D


I think that depends on how hard you're throw.. *ahem* I mean, dropping it.

Deimos
14-09-2010, 06:13 PM
I got an OCZ Apex SSD when they were still relatively new (cost me about $500) and its pretty much useless for running an OS, transfer speeds are fantastic (have seen it write at almost 200MB/s over USB 3) but trying to run an OS off it, it was almost unuseable, I switched it out for a WD Black 320GB and it was like night and day.

Also, I figured I could use the SSD for my HTPC since I don't use it much, but using it every now and then for browsing was just to painfull so I switched that one out for another WD Black 320GB (2.5") so yeah...

you can get the WD black for like 100 bucks, and performance is decent, maybe look at one of those? I'm sure the X-25 is far better than my **** OCZ one but seriously, I am dubious of the cheaper ones after my experience.