PATA SSD for older laptop, worth it?

Was eyeing this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208444

I don't need much storage space in my Toughbook CF-M34 (Centrino, 1GHz, 1.25gb RAM), but more battery life and speed would be nice.

I currently have a Samsung HM160HC (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152110) which has been tested to be the fastest PATA laptop drive available.

Would the SSD drive be a good upgrade for speed? What about battery life?
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  1. I think that the only difference you'll see would be load times, which would only probably be a few seconds better, at best. Now, if that is worth $165 to you, go for it. For me, I'd probably stick with the drive you have, which seems to be top of the line in regard to PATA.
  2. I have replaced the hard drive on two laptops with intel X25-V 40gb drives. The difference was remarkable. I heartily recommend it.

    The price seems high for only a 16gb drive. Do some shopping. On e-bay, I found this which might work for you:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2-5-SSD-IDE-16-GB-PATA-16GB-IBM-T40-T41-T42-Agp-/110509397843?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19badf9753
  3. That's a no name though. Reason I linked to the one I did was the 74mb/s read speed and the brand name. The one you linked to isn't bad though at 66mb/s.
  4. aaron7 said:
    That's a no name though. Reason I linked to the one I did was the 74mb/s read speed and the brand name. The one you linked to isn't bad though at 66mb/s.

    It is Kingspec. A hong Kong Company. Some time ago, I thought about updating a old IBM T40 with a SSD and found that company. They seem legit, and have had good reviews.

    If you google T40 and Kingspec you will get some idea of what it is all about.
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