1.8" hhd question

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    I been tempted to swap out the 8 gig ssd for a toshiba 18 hhd. However just from lurking the fourm, I only read about upgrading to 40 and 60 gig drives. Its it possible to upgrade to 100 gig drive model MK1011GAH. Just another thought, Is anyone else thinking of upgrading to sandisk ssd when they come out, any msrps out yet.
     
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    1. You can upgrade with 100GB.

    2. SSD in my opinion is still to expensive comparing to performance...
     
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    Thanks for your advise. With the price of the mtron ssd, I'll upgrade to the 100 gig drive and get a new aspire one.
     
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    I did it twice - with 60GB Toshiba HDD. All went easy and works still very good... Have fun then!
     
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    I think a 40/60 gig HDD is an easier solution for the SSD version of AA1, since normally it is merely 5mm thick and can just fit the space between the MB and the bottom after 2 screw poles are removed. But for MK1011GAH, which contains 2 discs inside instead of 1, with 8mm for the thickness, there might be some trouble to fit it in.
     
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    Small update - 60GB is 8mm and fits between motherboard and case ;)
     
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    That's good news, indeed.

    I have been told that only 5mm disc can match A110, which seems not true. In fact I do want larger capacity than 60gig for my AA1. If 8mm is possible, I could try the Toshiba 120G I guess.
     
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    Since I´ve modded a 9,5mm SATA HD into the AAO110 8mm should not present a problem.
     
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    Hi,
    Please can you help me.
    When you changed from the SSD to a 60GB Toshiba HD or other SATA drive what cable did you use from the HD to the motherboard.
    Did you need to buy a new ZIF connector or did you use the SSD connector?

    If you bought a new one please can you post url.

    Thanks
    JK
     
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    The original cable will fit if you make it thinner. There are 2 ways to do it.

    1 - lightly sand down the SSD end of the cable, checking all the time if you've taken enough off

    2 - cut the cable on the SSD end, just before the plastic part that has the soldered connections on. Then sand off the insulation on the same side as those connections - care required...don't sand off too much.

    The cable should now fit into the lif connector.
     
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