2009-12-08 23:14 - edited 2009-12-08 23:15
I think that myroslav is looking for the cheaper 50 nm-series of X18-M. There, the 160 GB drive is 9 mm high.
When you're going for the more expansive (and slightly faster) 34 nm-series, the 160 GB drive has the same hight as the 80 GB, both 5 mm.
And selleugraj: I really don't think it is worth all the trouble to put in just some other 1,8" HDD.
2009-12-09 11:30 - edited 2009-12-09 11:31
One of the requirements is form factor:
- 2.5" drive won't fit
- only 1.8" drive fits
The other requirement is drive height, 5mm. Intel SSD drives that suit are:
- Intel X18-M 80Gb 1st Generation 50nm (SSDSA1MH080G1)
- Intel X18-M 80Gb 2nd generation 35nm (SSDSA1MH080G2)
- Intel X18-M 160Gb 2nd Generation 35nm (SSDSA1MH160G2)
Note: these are all assumptions, based on public specifications available on the Internet. I'll be able to confirm that only after real-world experience.
clichtenberg, I understand your point of view and I get the height difference between drives. What I was trying to explain are other options available. For the price of an 80 Gb SSD drive there are other alternatives to increase speed w/o having to spend soo much. A 5400 RPM drive is one such option. I'm considering both, yet I haven't opened my Boooklet to compare height differences. clichtenberg, is there no room for an 8mm drive height, even with the foam removed? Also, the instructions you have for disassembling the Booklet to access the Motherboard and components does not seem like much trouble at all, especially with Acronis TI 2010.
myroslav, Thanks for the explanation! I didn't do enough research on the Intel SSD's to realize the different generations. I'm now considering the 2nd Gen. Intel X-18M 160 Gb since I learned that the new Toshiba MK3233GSG and all other 5400 RPM Toshiba Drives have a height of 8mm. The Samsung Spinpoint I noted earlier will fit since the height of the drive is 5mm.
Okay - I was hoping to test the SSD today, but ... the one I bought on eBay seems to be a special version for Lenovo which isn't 5 mm but higher. For that, it doesn't fit in. :-(
So for now, I posted some more pics (see my link before). If I've got time this weekend, I will add some text ...
I'd like to change the hdd to an ssd too.
Can someone suggest me the best way to get an 1,8" intel ssd in los angeles?
i stay here till friday.
I hope I'll get my X18-M today. There seem to be delivery problems with the new Samsung drive, so I went for the Intel as well.
2009-12-20 13:26 - edited 2009-12-20 13:28
Okay - me again. Like every of the last weekends, I played with my Booklet a bit. My Intel X18-M (80 GB, 50 nm, black case) arrived and I put it in the Booklet instead of the Toshiba HDD, which was not a problem on the hardware-side. I added 4 or 5 new pictures to MobileMe-Account, just to illustrade.
But be careful! Before removing the HDD, I NATURALLY did a full recovery-backup with the windows-tool onto an external USB-HDD. What I didn't know (I am a Mac-User normally ...): This Windows-program seems to get in trouble when the new drive has another size then the old one. So: No recovery possible!!! I think you need something like Acronis True Image.
For my part, I installed a clean Windows 7 and then added all of the Nokia drivers and stuff ...
And now, the little Nokia is like a completely different machine!!! Naturally, as a Netbook it still far away from fast. But now it ist really usable and nice. There are some screenshots with CrystalDisMark-results in my MobileMe-account as well.
By the way: The SSD is so fast, Windows will tell you that ReadyBoost (with a Class 10 SDHC) is useless. I took a picture of that as well.
So: Go for it!!! :-D
P.S.: In my opinion, Nokia should have installed a SSD for the price of the Booklet ...
P.P.S.: Here's the link again:
Aero is really usable, I think. And I have the impression, that battery life is (even) a litte bit better.
I tested the battery life with a - in my opinion - excellent tool, that simulates a user. Wait ... this one:
And it lasts 8:28 (!!) with WLAN on & in use. Unfortunately I didn't know this tool before, so I have no real comparison.
drop it already and keep your personal **bleep** off. i stated that if anything that that would be the thing he could prove to be wrong.
i would like to see if it actually works for hiim to get it working though...but your comments are un needed and un-called for flaming.
@ clichtenberg - You're great. Thanks for the dissection, and proving that **of course** the drive isn't soldered down. I'm glad the kudo's grubbing/hyberbole prone ceroberts75 isn't participating anymore. I'm anxious to hear about the x18-m.
I was also successfull in installing an SSD with a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate on my Booklet 3G. The performance increase is amazing. No need for ready boost. 1GB ram is all you need but Nokia should have gave option for SSD at additional cost.
** I would suggest making a boot partition on a flash drive and testing it or simply using an external DVD drive to format and perform a clean install of your OS.
I may have missed the information, but ill ask anyway. What is the ssd identifier? as in where can i buy one, or is that even important? I guess what im asking is if all i need to do is get a 1.8"ssd thats 5mil tall?
thanks for the info in advance