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PATA SSD for older laptop, worth it?

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July 18, 2010 3:08:22 PM

Was eyeing this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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=N82E168...) 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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July 18, 2010 10:34:57 PM

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.
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July 18, 2010 11:30:30 PM

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...
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July 19, 2010 12:02:19 AM

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.
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July 19, 2010 1:00:29 AM

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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