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Using a 1.8 Inch SDD on a budget PC?

I work in IT and I have a lot of experience in most fields but one area where my knowledge is lacking is in Solid State Drives.

I noted that online, you can get 1.8 inch SSD's that are around 80GB for a fraction of the cost of a new 2.5 inch SSD with the same storage space.

I know that you can get adapters to allow these 1.8 mSATA and MicroSATA Drives to interface with regular SATA.

So my question is, Is there any reason that I haven't seen to why I shouldn't invest in one of these SSD's just to load the OS off of (Like "Oh you won't ever get the BIOS to boot from that..."), or is this actually a decent idea?

Thanks in advance
-Jonny
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  1. Have you checked their performance, specially thru adapters ?
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    jonnytaunton said:
    I work in IT and I have a lot of experience in most fields but one area where my knowledge is lacking is in Solid State Drives.

    I noted that online, you can get 1.8 inch SSD's that are around 80GB for a fraction of the cost of a new 2.5 inch SSD with the same storage space.

    I know that you can get adapters to allow these 1.8 mSATA and MicroSATA Drives to interface with regular SATA.

    So my question is, Is there any reason that I haven't seen to why I shouldn't invest in one of these SSD's just to load the OS off of (Like "Oh you won't ever get the BIOS to boot from that..."), or is this actually a decent idea?

    Thanks in advance
    -Jonny


    An 80GB 1.8" SSD is likely to be old. And slow.
    And at 80GB, it is right on the edge of 'too small' for even "just the OS".

    In addition, many systems can't directly boot from an mSATA drive, so adapter. Another cost.

    Have a link to some of these drives? How much 'cheaper' are they really?
    (and they are cheap for a reason)
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