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Should I add Express Card with solid-state storage

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May 19, 2009 2:42:07 AM

Haved netbook I love, except its abit slow; thought I would add express card with 16GB of solid-state memory and boot from it; have partitioned the internal drive into drives C and D. What should do I do next? Should I format the express card to FAT? I want to boot from the express card, should I name it C?

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a b V Motherboard
May 19, 2009 6:26:25 AM

I'm assuming you have an Asus Eee right? Which model, if I may ask. I don't think you can use an SSD inserted into the Express Card slot as a bootable drive. IIRC, there are ways to replace the drives inside your netbook, but it's only possible for certain models.
May 20, 2009 12:23:52 AM

Have ASUS, model N10J; it has slot for either 34/54 pin express card; considering Lexar SSD 16GB express card 34pin.

a b G Storage
a b V Motherboard
May 20, 2009 3:09:39 AM

Are you able to access your BIOS? Maybe you can check in the settings if you can boot via the ExpressCard slot. Now that you've already partitioned your drive, making one of them bootable is simple matter of installing an OS. Again though, make sure you can boot via the ExpressCard slot.