Discussion in 'HP Elitebooks' started by robdam1001, Aug 8, 2010.
Like ZIF connection or SATA II?
read this post of mine -http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/hp-elitebooks/39253-good-legit-ebay-deal-2.html#post223704- that should have all the info you need
Thanks. That's useful. The fastest Crucial one looks like the best to buy...
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?
Check out the last post in this thread:
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.
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)
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.
I was thinking of getting the Crucial C300 RealSSD 256GB SSD 6Gbps off eBay:
Crucial C300 RealSSD 256GB SSD 256 GB 6Gbps BRAND NEW!! - eBay (item 200587189241 end time Apr-14-11 16:52:18 PDT)
Could someone please help me with this? This HDD has a read/write capability of 6Gbps. Will the HP 2740p be able to use this? Or will it only be capped at something lower than 6Gbps? Maybe I should purchase a SSD that has lower speeds? If it is capped or overkill, what is the max speed I should get?
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
Good point, thanks.
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