Project - SSD Mods

Discussion in 'Modding and Customization' started by Ariel, Jul 12, 2008.

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    Ariel

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    ok folks looks like a few of us have managed to take apart their one and upgraded the ram. There seems to be quite a bit of space left so maybe someone could figure out if it would be possible to install one of those new samsungssds .. or some other kind of HDD??

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    Some members of this forum seem to suggested that the SSD in the One is removable, but to my knowledge, nobody has done it (confirmed it for certain) yet. Also, if it is removable, how is the new SSD going to attach/secure based on the differences between the old SSD and the new? I'm also curious about the HDD versions of the One... I wonder if they also use the ZIF connector? SATA? I haven't taken my One apart, or even received it yet for that matter, so keep this in mind when you read my analysis.... I'll try to respond to your question based on what I know.

    The technical issues with this mod...
    The current SSD is connected using a ZIF connector, it's logical that your new hardware would need to use the ZIF connector. Also, the version w/ the 2 1/2" HDD is supposed to be of slightly different dimension --bigger in some way-- which would imply that a 2 1/2" HDD or SSD won't fit in the SSD version Aspire One chasis... so you'd be limited to the 1.8" HDD or SSD...

    Together, these restrictions leave you with the option of any 1.8" SSD using ZIF a connector or 1.8" HDD using ZIF a connector.

    My concern (other than the high price/benefit ratio) with buying an 1.8" SSD that uses ZIF is that the ZIF connector limits its interchangeability... also, I couldn't imagine there is a huge market to resell this kind of product.
    My concern with buying a 1.8" HDD is that they're 4200RPM (from what I've seen online) which means you'd be sacrificing all the benefits that come with the SSD only to switch to a low-performing HDD... again what's the price/benefit?


    I was considering that I might want to do this modification because some people told me they installed Windows on their Linux version and the SSD was SUPER slow... I was worried that the SSD was just slow in general and that I was going to want to upgrade the SSD... but then someone explained that I'd be fine as long as I'm running Linux (which is what I want the system for)

    So this is my recommendation:

    If you haven't yet purchased your One yet, you should choose the One that fits you best...
    If you want to run Linux only, purchase the 512MB 8GB SSD Linux version.
    If you want to run Windows, or multiple OS, on your One and you haven't purchased it yet-- get the HDD version...

    If you've already purchased your One, do whatever makes sense to you.... but for me, the ZIF connector ruins everything and upgrading from the SSD is probably the last thing I'll do...

    Good Luck!
     
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    I ready install Transcend 8GB 300x CF to replace the int. SSD, it run cold start windows xp pro SP3 (standard install - not slim) at 20 second and shutdown at 14 second. :lol: :lol:
     
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    cool! can you please post pictures when you install ?
     
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    now this is a good one, post some pics bro..
     
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    Sorry To All

    My mod SSD to CF300x is base on who ready get acer one, and hopefull install Windows OS with normal performance,

    Not for user , plan to buy a brand new with this mod, waste time and money.... :cry: :cry:
     
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    image post didnt work...can ya try again..maybe external link to flickr or something
     
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    I ready install Transcend 8GB 300x CF to replace the int. SSD, it run cold start windows xp pro SP3 (standard install - not slim) at 20 second and shutdown at 14 second. :roll: :lol: Read speed 44MB/s Write 22MB/s

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    still no luck man...maybe try imageshack or flick and put the individual links in
     
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    Thats awesome I ordered one of those from fleabay.
     
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    DId you tried XP before installing the new Trasncend one?
    Did you have slowdowns?
    Are they totally fixed now?
     
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    Yes, XP run on Acer default SDD is very very slow, and suddenly stop
    now, 300x fixed, and open office execl is less than 2 second , swapfile run on drive c: , no problem..
     
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    Unfortunately it is very expensive.
    But it's nice to, at least, figure out that the slow XP performance relates 100% to the SSD installed, and not to some problem with the drivers of the controller or something like that.
     
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    You can try Transcend 266x is OK , but not 133x

    Remark : cause problem is default SSD only 5MB/s write speed
     
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    so rip out the ssd, get that adaptor and a 16gb CF scandisk extreme card - sorted ?
    find it strange that a dedicated ssd isnt as fast as a highspeed CF card.
     
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    Acer default SSD read speed 24MB/s write 5MB/s
    Brand " Asxxx" netbook "Exxpc 900" default SSD read speed 40MB/s write 13MB/s

    Transcend 300x read speed 44MB/s write 22MB/s ====> SLC
    Transcend 266x read speed 38MB/s write 18MB/s ====> SLC
    Transcend 133x read speed 18MB/s write 6 ~ 7 MB/s ====> MLC
     
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    Wow! This is certainly an amazing find.

    All I need to do now is scour the Philippines for zif adapters. :(
     
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    Wow! Well done!
     
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