Solved SSD for Motion Computing LE 1700?

February 23, 2013 at 12:30:20
Specs: Windows 7 Pro, core-2 duo/ 4GB
I've read a lot about SSD's and would be interested in where to get one at least 80 or 100 gigs depending on price.? For my LE 1700 core-2 Duo machine… Did a 4-gig memory upgrade running 32 bit= able to access about 2-gig to 2.9-gig? My HDD is a 80-gig Toshiba 1.8" ZIF. I've seen videos on replacing the hdd but finding it a little challenging finding a compatible drive at a decent price. Googleing it just gets me everything else...

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#1
February 23, 2013 at 12:40:39
SSDs are for SATA, not PATA. You're out of luck.

http://www.motioncomputing.com/prod...

EDIT: I see I was mistaken. I had no idea there were SSDs for PATA/IDE. Why would there be?


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#2
February 23, 2013 at 12:54:01
Sorry, I may have miss-quoted the hdd specs: Toshiba MK8025GAL 1.8" . It does have a zif cable connecting it; I'll edit the post. Thanks for the fast response, though!

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#3
February 23, 2013 at 13:51:21
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There are plenty of PATA SSDs (that disk is indeed PATA). There are even 1.8" ones. Go to your local Amazon web page and type in "1.8 PATA SSD" to find a number in various sizes. The cheapest 128GB one I could find on the UK site costs just under £120.

Googling the same phrase will locate other sellers.


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#4
February 23, 2013 at 14:09:07
Thanks! I tried Googling too, but ended up wading through a bucket-full of 2.5" and other (unrelated or incompatible) stuff. But I'll keep trying.

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#5
February 23, 2013 at 14:49:13
"Why would there be?"

Well, the history of SSDs long predates SATA; the first SSDs in the same form factor as a hard disk were produced in 1995 (although they were SCSI). The earliest consumer SSDs had a PATA interface. I guess they are still made for the same reason that PATA mechanical disks are. As we see here, the demand does exist.


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