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HP dm1z 128GB Solid State Drive

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February 25, 2011 1:31:36 PM

Hello,

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the 128GB Solid State Drive that HP uses in the new dm1z?

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a c 143 G Storage
February 25, 2011 3:50:42 PM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware...

The only way to be sure is to review the SSD yourself to see the manufacturer or serial number. My guess would be they either use a "generic" brand or A-DATA (along those lines).
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a c 314 G Storage
February 25, 2011 5:45:35 PM

+1 what tecmo34 said.

HP and Dell are notorious for not fully identifying components in their product literature and advertising. However, if you can find a company name & model numer or HP part number somewhere on the ssd, then it might be possible to identify the ssd.
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February 25, 2011 6:07:43 PM

I appreciate both of your responses; I'm asking this because I'm trying to decide whether or not to configure my new HP dm1z with their 128GB solid state drive and I would feel more comfortable knowing the details of what I'm actually purchasing for $290. Is there anyway of finding this out prior to purchasing?
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a c 143 G Storage
February 25, 2011 6:13:22 PM

Your best chance is to contact HP directly for this information, as part of the purchase process. Request it and if they don't give it to you, go with the hard drive. Better be safe than sorry :) 
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a c 314 G Storage
February 25, 2011 6:15:28 PM

Hmmm.....You could try contacting HP. They should have a contact page at their web site.
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March 4, 2011 11:53:41 PM

I tried contacting HP directly and was told " we cannot disclose any information regarding its manufacturers detail." This sure does make it hard to make an informed decision.

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a c 143 G Storage
March 4, 2011 11:55:06 PM

I would go with a standard hard drive and look to upgrade to a SSD of your choice down the road. Don't risk getting an "unknown / unproven" SSD... IMO
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a b G Storage
March 7, 2011 1:11:01 AM

^ +1

Definitely stick to brand name SSDs. If HP won't identify the SSD manufacturer, then purchase with the hard drive and add the SSD yourself...
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March 30, 2011 11:22:44 PM

currentresident said:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02... it should be a samsung thou i can't find out if it has encryption.


I was gonna say I thought it was Samsung. Also, keep in mind HP is going to pump a ton of bloat-ware into your ssd if you get it from them. Probably not something you want, so if the costs were equal I would buy my own SSD.
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March 31, 2011 1:29:23 PM

mswendysmith said:
I appreciate both of your responses; I'm asking this because I'm trying to decide whether or not to configure my new HP dm1z with their 128GB solid state drive and I would feel more comfortable knowing the details of what I'm actually purchasing for $290. Is there anyway of finding this out prior to purchasing?


Buying SSD separately is much better on several levels. First of all, the HP option is $290 MORE then the standard 320GB 7200RPM HDD, so really you are paying $400 for an unknown 128GB SSD. You can get a SandForce 128GB SSD for half that right now. AND you'll still have a pretty good 320 GB HDD that the notebook came with. Secondly, you can save the original HDD for restoration purposes and load a fresh install on the SSD to get rid of the bloatware. I also have it on good authority that native Win7 drivers for things like the trackpad and WiFi are better on the battery then the HP ones.
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April 10, 2011 4:09:29 PM

Best answer selected by mswendysmith.
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