Swapping the HHD for your own SSD?

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    B3n

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    Hi there,

    I'm trying to decide which to buy of these today, the 8GB SSD or the 120GB HDD. Would it be hard to swap the 2.5" HDD with your own faster bought 2.5" SSD? Or just as hard as replacing a soldered SSD in the SSD version?

    The HDD version seemes slightly more futureproof if you can upgrade the HD more easily, plus it's not much heavier as far as I can tell? Does this have SD slots also?

    The reason I'm not keen on 8GB version is I may in future be required to install XP, as I use certain programmes that run on it for work. Seems that if I get that, I'm stuck with linpus.

    Advice please..! thanks!
     
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    There are a lot of us that know that the comment should have been, "stuck with XP".

    Linux = faster, safer, better.

    You can always run wine for those M$ apps that you are trapped with :)
     
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    Office for the most part....hmm
     
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    Probably easy to swap.
    Just so you know, the SSD is NOT soldered.
    Rory
     
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    I don't use Office, but it is supposed to be well supported by WINE (check here for application compatibility information), so just installing it using WINE or paying for the commercial version Crossover Linux should be a viable alternative to installing Windows.
     
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    It's still gonna be a right bastard to change thought isn't it, compared to a 2.5" HDD to 2.5" SSD?
     
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