My ASUS Eee PC 1000H, SSD Upgrade for SATA , Win7 and, Overclocking the Atom N-270 w/eeectl

Hopefully, my subject line does the job!

One of my 1000H's features a Seagate Momentus 160 GB 5400 rpm HD. I suspect it has been damaged and want to consider replacing it with a SSD as I also need to consider upgrading from XP Home to Win7 (I plan a dual boot with a LInux distribution too - possibly Fedora, but I remain open to suggestions on this OS issue.).

This appears to be a SATA 3.0 Gbs interface and Seagate's website indicates they have a solution for people in my situation. This is, the 600 SSD in 120/240/480 GB capacities. Fair enough if it remains suitable. The obvious question is, "Are there other choices?"

I first gave consideration to the SSD when I regarded it as a potential 'form of technology upgrade' in that it may generate less heat than a conventional HDD (?). However, a few days ago I realized this may be beneficial for upgrading to Win7, but the 1000H is not a 64-bit system so, I am uncertain how to evaluate this issue.

Lastly, I learned of the Atom overclocking utility 'eeectl' recently and downloaded it. If this is a robust application it could also help me in that I read that it can also be used with the 1000H.

Please advise. I welcome useful suggestion. Please be advised I have to keep the 1000H operational because, it is the newest pc I own. New hardware is a big step in the future...

Thanks for your assistance.
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  1. RAVC1 said:
    Hopefully, my subject line does the job!

    One of my 1000H's features a Seagate Momentus 160 GB 5400 rpm HD. I suspect it has been damaged and want to consider replacing it with a SSD as I also need to consider upgrading from XP Home to Win7 (I plan a dual boot with a LInux distribution too - possibly Fedora, but I remain open to suggestions on this OS issue.).

    This appears to be a SATA 3.0 Gbs interface and Seagate's website indicates they have a solution for people in my situation. This is, the 600 SSD in 120/240/480 GB capacities. Fair enough if it remains suitable. The obvious question is, "Are there other choices?"

    I first gave consideration to the SSD when I regarded it as a potential 'form of technology upgrade' in that it may generate less heat than a conventional HDD (?). However, a few days ago I realized this may be beneficial for upgrading to Win7, but the 1000H is not a 64-bit system so, I am uncertain how to evaluate this issue.

    Lastly, I learned of the Atom overclocking utility 'eeectl' recently and downloaded it. If this is a robust application it could also help me in that I read that it can also be used with the 1000H.

    Please advise. I welcome useful suggestion. Please be advised I have to keep the 1000H operational because, it is the newest pc I own. New hardware is a big step in the future...

    Thanks for your assistance.


    I have the Asus eee PC 1215N and I have swapped out the original mechanical HDD for an 80GB Corsair SSD. I also upgraded the RAM from 1GB to 3GB.

    As for overclocking, you may not see that much of a performance increase.
    As for upgrading the OS, you will most likely be limited to Windows 7 Home Premium x86 or the 32-bit version.
    The overclocking utility was originally written for the 701 series so tread carefully.

    I'd opt for the 120GB SSD as Windows 7 Home Premium's foot print is roughly 25-30GB however be careful when opening up the eee pc as its all plastic and the tabs are very thin and delicate. Use a credit card to shimy the unit apart.
  2. I've opened my 1000H several times so, I am familiar with performing this carefully. So far, both of mine are fine with the exception of this HD issue, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    This review of the Seagate 600 here on Tom's:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seagate-600-ssd-benchmark,3500.html

    gives an overall favorable impression, but I have also found here that it is a 3-yr warranty SSD (as are Kingston, Crucial, etc.). To get the 5-yr warranty, one post here recommended the Intel 520 and 530, the OCZ Vector and the Samsung 840. The 1000H is a SATA machine so, I'll never see the performance of a SATA III SSD, but if the 1000H expected lifetime is not much longer it brings to mind the idea of transplanting the SSD to another machine.

    Where did you find a 3 GB RAM upgrade? ASUS claims only 2 GB. I would add memory if I could locate some. This 1000H has 2 GB.

    I expected to be better off with the 32-bit version of Win7, but have yet to discuss this with IT types.

    I know that eeectl was written for the 701, but I have seen reports, though not very detailed, of getting the 1000H to 2.0 GHz. I am not concerned with these reports, just some level of improvement with CPU stability.
  3. hello,
    I've an ASUS EEEPC 1000H too, and i'm looking for a SSD.
    Have you done the upgrade? Which SSD do you choose? Can you tell me please?
    I know the operation is able, because the HD is a Seagate sata II (s.ata 2.6 in my configuration).
    Tell me please which brand have you chosen. Thank you.
  4. RAVC1 said:
    I've opened my 1000H several times so, I am familiar with performing this carefully. So far, both of mine are fine with the exception of this HD issue, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    This review of the Seagate 600 here on Tom's:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/seagate-600-ssd-benchmark,3500.html

    gives an overall favorable impression, but I have also found here that it is a 3-yr warranty SSD (as are Kingston, Crucial, etc.). To get the 5-yr warranty, one post here recommended the Intel 520 and 530, the OCZ Vector and the Samsung 840. The 1000H is a SATA machine so, I'll never see the performance of a SATA III SSD, but if the 1000H expected lifetime is not much longer it brings to mind the idea of transplanting the SSD to another machine.

    Where did you find a 3 GB RAM upgrade? ASUS claims only 2 GB. I would add memory if I could locate some. This 1000H has 2 GB.

    I expected to be better off with the 32-bit version of Win7, but have yet to discuss this with IT types.

    I know that eeectl was written for the 701, but I have seen reports, though not very detailed, of getting the 1000H to 2.0 GHz. I am not concerned with these reports, just some level of improvement with CPU stability.


    I actually came across 2GB DIMS so I purchased one only and then removed the one DIM from slot2 and now I have a total of 3. Also, please note that the this little unit has a processor that does not support 64-bit so you may want to rethink your plan. You may also want to limit your upgrades to this unit as you may be throwing money out the window. I'd stick to a 120GB SSD and then throw either or both OS's on the system.

    Sorry been offline for a long time!
  5. elmo2006 said:

    I actually came across 2GB DIMS so I purchased one only and then removed the one DIM from slot2 and now I have a total of 3.


    Wait, what? The eee 1000h has only one SODIMM slot. How did you add a second?
  6. stripwax said:
    elmo2006 said:

    I actually came across 2GB DIMS so I purchased one only and then removed the one DIM from slot2 and now I have a total of 3.


    Wait, what? The eee 1000h has only one SODIMM slot. How did you add a second?


    Been offline again for a long time....

    I have the 1215N. Comes with 2 slots.
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