i see a SSD in your future
short blurb on experience from upgrading to a SSD...
check out this long article from Anand on SSD... i am amazed by the details he puts into his articles / reviews.
Good article. I guess you would have had to partitioned your OS drive to the smaller size in order to clone it over to a 8 GB or 16 GB SSD drive. Otherwise, you would need to perform a fresh install of the OS. I'm talking Windows here and not smaller installs of the various flavors of Linux.
This could be a good project to increase performance for your existing applications. Heck, the Windows boot time would be a great improvement.
i like the fast boot and application start time.
"I guess you would have had to partitioned your OS drive to the smaller size in order to clone it over to a 8 GB or 16 GB SSD drive."
That's a good idea, say, with Partition Magic. I haven't thought of it before. I've always been plagued by the fact that you can't transfer image from a larger drive to a smaller drive (with a very logical reason, of course). So I have always installed the OS onto the smallest drive possible (3.03 GB currently), image it, and restoring it to a larger drive.
By the way, the first article mentioned that "The bottom line was that every time I attempted to clone the drive, I got an unbootable drive." The author claims that it's "something unusual about the MBR on ThinkPads."
Reality is that the problem is far more complicated and far less intuitive than that. It's too bad the author didn't post the actual error message to help us collect more data points. Late last night I tried to perform the same feat to a new Seagate 80 GB hard drive for my entertainment computer that has crashed. And I got "A disk read error occurred" with a newer image, while the drive boots up fine from an older image. I've detailed the problem here is you care to read it: "A disk read error occurred".
check out this video of ubuntu 9 booting up w/ the intel ssd...
that' the same video right? still, 25 sec is pretty good compared to other stuff. I had expected like 10 sec or less but I suppose we'll get there eventually. Right now, My Macbook takes about a minute.
when I load up my work PC (the one before it crashed and died), I could go make a mocha, come back to my desk, take a couple of sips before I have control of the mouse...
that 25 seconds include BIOS time and firefox starting up...
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