Transcend TS32GPSD320 Internal SSD 6.4 cm (2.5-Inch) / IDE 64 gb
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Transcend's 2.5 Inch IDE Solid State Disks (SSDs) are an ultra-fast, shock proof, power-saving alternative to traditional hard disk drives. These flash memory-based disk drives consume 75% less power, operate up to 75% faster and are nearly 5 times more shock resistant than traditional drives. They also last 4 times longer and weigh a little as half that of their mechanical alternatives.
Systems running with a Transcend 2.5 Inch SSD will experience less than 25% of the boot-up time than mechanical drives. For example, a system built with a mechanical drive that boots up in 26-30 seconds, will boot up in about 8 seconds with a Transcend 2.5 Inch SSD.
The standard 2.5 Inch dimensions and IDE interface ensures 100% compatibility with normal hard drives for easy drop-in installation. Simply choose the capacity to fit your needs.
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Recently I wanted to upgrade a 2006-vintage Dell Inspiron 1300 laptop. This was an entry-level computer when it was bought, and had accumulated lots of cruft over the years; critically, it had only 512 MB of RAM and a small, 40GB Western Digital hard drive. Those performed adequately still, but the disk was quite full. So I upgraded the RAM to a more generous 2GB - more than enough for Windows XP - and looked around for a suitable hard drive upgrade. The need for an EIDE interface, rather than the now nearly universal SATA, severely cramped my choice. The difference is glaringly obvious when you look at the drives: EIDE presents a forest of little gold-coloured pins, whereas SATA uses a discreet slim plastic plug which slips into an equally neat socket. Converters are available, but a laptop leaves no physical space for one as the hard drive fits tightly into its allotted space with not a millimetre to spare.
I was pleased to find this product - an SSD with an EIDE interface! Just the thing to give my little laptop some badly-needed ooomph. Unfortunately I left one important factor out of consideration: Windows XP. Never SSD-friendly, Windows XP lacks the built-in TRIM facility of Windows 7 and recent Linux distributions. Moreover, it is very sensitive to partition alignment.Read more ›
Now for getting it into the hard drive position of my Dell Latitude C640:
Physically, it is not exactly the same size as a hard drive. At the outer end the fixing holes are slightly further from the end than is a comfortable fit for the caddy-end.
But it fitted into the drive slot, and it felt as if the working end engaged properly.
I now tried to boot fom CD. The BIOS progress bar did not complete.
Clearly the drive was in position, but I need to sort out the BIOS of this machine before I go any further - so not a like-for-like changeover of drives with this old laptop.
To Be Continued ...
Just as a footnote: The best Linux distro to run with this new configuration is Fedora XFCE. The original Ubuntu 10.4 Netbook Remix and some later ones bootloaders (Grub in particular) would not boot the solid state drive correctly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is faster than the HDD that was being replaced but it is not as fast as the exaggerated level that SSD hard drives are famous for.Published on 14 May 2013 by Mr. B. Odueko
I have a very old laptop which was literally crawling, I replaced the disk with this 64 gig one and it has made a big difference to it, not anywhere near as fast as a new laptop... Read morePublished on 8 May 2013 by gizziesmum
Just as I had imagined it.
It works more than just fine
More than pleased with having purchased it !