05-24-2012 01:54 AM
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05-26-2012 03:27 PM
It's nice to see a laptop given a new lease on life.
Kudos for your post.
05-29-2012 12:42 PM
07-02-2012 04:39 PM
I just upgrade to SSD too . I did move the shield over it too ... but I installed win8 preview release and debian
but the fan is still noisy , was the heat sink dirty ? how did you clean up ?
09-06-2013 05:33 PM
The SSD drive is by far the most bang for your buck performance wise whenever upgrading any computer. The negligible access times added to the 20 time increase in speed over rotating drives removes the major I/O bottleneck in any system. You can also install your DVD drive in a slim external USB case and store it in you laptop bag so you still have the capacity to work with antique optical media in the rare occasion you may find it necessary. They have those on eBay for 10 bucks or so. These days those occasions are farther in between as optical disks are heading for the great digital beyond with the VCRs and cassette tapes... I love those hard drive caddies they came up with to replace the DVD drives with hard drives. The additional hard drive is far more valuable then an obsolete DVD burner just wasting the space. It allows you to install the SSD drive easily too. You can install the SSD drive in the caddy first then use Acronis to transfer your operating system directly to the SSD without requiring you to totally reinstall your op sys and drivers. Then you just swap the SSD into the main drive and the original into the caddy to be used for the bulk media storage delegating the SSD to the operating system and applications that require the fast storage real estate. 7 seconds is an impressive time to boot for a laptop though...