1.8" SSD for 2740P

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  1. Neverwinter

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    Like ZIF connection or SATA II?
     
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  3. Neverwinter

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    Thanks. That's useful. The fastest Crucial one looks like the best to buy...
     
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    I also have bought an Intel x 18 ssd 160GB.

    Whats the best and easiest way of cloning my wxissting HDD over to the SSD?

    Thanks
     
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    Check out the last post in this thread:

    http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/toshiba/36891-anybody-try-ssd-portege-m400.html

    In a nutshell, get an external drive case for it that has it's own external power and you won't have any hardware problems.


    :)ensen.
     
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    Actually, by cloning a a HDD image to a SSD you will loose a LOT of performance in speed (there are a ton of threads on the same thing on the sister site -Notebook Review- it has something to do with how the sectors on a HDD don't work the same way sectors on the nand chips do, so when you try to clone one over to another it will be hideously misaligned and as a result it will be much slower than it should be)

    It is best with a SSD to just do a fresh install of your OS(s)
     
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    I checked into that and only XP requires presetting the offset. OTOH, both Vista and Seven automatically align the system partition correctly. A quick check on my own system shows that my offset is perfectly divisible by 4096 and thus aligned.

    I think the problem for most Seven users is trying to resize a partition during cloning or imaging, especially with XP-era tools. Since I was going to a larger SSD, I just ran a clone on my smaller HDD, then only expanded the partition in Disk Management, once the SSD was installed as the boot drive. If I were going from a larger HDD to a small SSD, I would resize my system partition small enough to fit, then run the clone.

    :)ensen.
     
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    First, the drive you linked is a 2.5" SATA drive (the 2740p uses a 1.8" uSATA drive). This is the 1.8" uSATA version of the Crucial drive, and it will work -CRUCIAL CTFDDAA256MAG-1G1 256GB RealSSD C300 1.8 CTFDDA | eBay-

    It is a SATA III SSD drive, and will automatically run at SATA II speeds when it is in a SATA II slot. The real advantage of this is if you are to buy a future notebook/ Tablet PC (either 1.8". or 2.5" SATA III -the 2.5" one with a $5 adapter) you will be able to use that same SSD at full speeds
     
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    Good point, thanks.
     

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