Recommend me a 44-pin IDE SSD.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's going into a laptop, so upgrading to SATA isn't an option. 64GB is probably more than I'll ever use in that machine, but it's the lowest common SSD size that is larger than what I know I need. Suggestions?
     
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    newegg only shows 5 PATA 44 pin SSD's and the biggest one is 32GB.

    I don't recall ever seeing anything that big for IDE.
     
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    are you sure your laptop is ide? i had one laptop that was a sata drive. im not sure what this one is though
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    The idea was to replace the internal hard drive.

    David, I know it's IDE because I removed the disk a while back so I could check. I've considered getting a slim SATA-to-IDE adaptor, but I haven't checked to see if there is enough clearance for that.

    The machine in question is a 1.x GHz P4 Sony VAIO. HD Tune is reporting a burst speed of 62MB/s, which is pretty good, but the sustained speed is down in the 20MB/s range, which displeases me. It's got a GB of RAM, a full P4 not a Celeron, and a dedicated ATi video card, so considering its age it's a pretty damn good laptop. I just want it to boot faster.

    I found this on Newegg, but it's not in stock until tomorrow (not like I can't wait a day): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820208431. The reviews seem to be favorable among people who used it to speed up older laptops.
     
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