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Can a SSD Hard drive be installed in a IDE laptop

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I would stay with what you have and call it a day.
 
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I would stay with what you have and call it a day.
Hah, yeah, that would be the safe option, to the laptop, and your wallet.
 

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I was considering this, but it 32gb enough for him? If he wanted more, 64 GB would be the next step up, and that would be about 100 or so.
He said he would be spending about $100, so the 64GB one would be in his budget still.
 

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I would look for used drives tbh. Make a WTB thread, see if anyone has something of interest.
 
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007N9I1UW/?tag=tec06d-20

I'd get that. For the price you are looking at spending on an HDD, you might as well just go ahead and get the SSD, as long as space isn't a big concern. And heck, the SSD is bigger than the HDD in it now.

Yes, and SSD will be slowed down by the IDE interface, however it isn't just about raw read/write speed. Latency is a large factor in why SSDs make the system feel faster. Plus, most 5400RPM IDE drives, even modern ones on the market today, will be way slower than an IDE SSD.
I was considering this, but it 32gb enough for him? If he wanted more, 64 GB would be the next step up, and that would be about 100 or so.
How would I clone my hard drive to this Ssd drive?
 
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Make a clone (sometimes referred to as "disc image") with Clonezilla/Norton Ghost/Acronis True Image/whatever to an external hard drive, then put the SSD into the laptop. Use the cloning prog you used, to "restore" the image to the disk (SSD). Make sure you reconfigure Windows afterwards because now it does not realise it is on a SSD (disable defragmentation and MSDOS style filenames; you don't need those anyway. Disabling file indexing could be a good idea too).
 
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Well, I may just have to give it ago then.
 

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install ssd on a compaq nx6110

I've managed to get my old laptop(compaq nx 6110) running on a ssd hard drive but got a MLC SSD should have got a SLC SSD(twice the price). Now its speed is 80mb/s could have had 130mb/s. But still it's running faster than my old harddrive with windows 7. Once again being used. If anyone's intrested on how this is done will update post.
 
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I was thinking SSD would still be faster due to the lower access times and laptop drives typically being 5400 drives.

I do know if i was going pay $80 for a IDE i would just put another $20 to it and just get a SSD.
 
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if your running xp with an ide SSD then check out a program called flashfire it stops the stuttering xp does with a ssd as it tries to read and write simultaneously.
 

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Flashfire

I've just downloaded and installed flashfire on my laptop(compaq nx6110) but I am not using an IDE SSD I am using an 1.8" microsata with an adaptor to convert to IDE and running Windows 7. I found this method the quickest way to get the SSD hardrive to work because my IDE SSD was not being detected in the bios, it made no difference how I formatted it, I wasted so much time on this and could not find a bios update for my laptop(compaq nx6110) for this IDE SSD. So if someone knows a bios update that will work for my laptop it may help anyone wanting to go down that route because they are cheaper that other SSD harddrives. Cost me £35 for 2gb ram and £60 for 64gb mircosata ssd harddrive and £5 for the adaptor. Like said it is now being used every day.
 
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I've just downloaded and installed flashfire on my laptop(compaq nx6110) but I am not using an IDE SSD I am using an 1.8" microsata with an adaptor to convert to IDE and running Windows 7. I found this method the quickest way to get the SSD hardrive to work because my IDE SSD was not being detected in the bios, it made no difference how I formatted it, I wasted so much time on this and could not find a bios update for my laptop(compaq nx6110) for this IDE SSD. So if someone knows a bios update that will work for my laptop it may help anyone wanting to go down that route because they are cheaper that other SSD harddrives. Cost me £35 for 2gb ram and £60 for 64gb mircosata ssd harddrive and £5 for the adaptor. Like said it is now being used every day.
windows 7 does a lot of drive caching on its own so you wont notice as much of a difference with it compared to XP. its night and day with XP. when i used an Acer aspire one ZG5 with the really crap 8gb ssd it would take over 3 mins to boot to the desktop then another min to open the start menu. after i installed flash fire it was booting in under 30 seconds and the start menu was up as soon as i clicked on it.

if you have one of the SSD EEEPC 700 or 900 series or aspire ones with a ssd i recommend it.
 

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link to tune up ssd

I've found a very useful link on SSD harddrive on this forum which sent me to a different forum, I have tried there tweaks on my laptop(compaq nx6110) and it has worked a treat doesn't explain a lot but booting a lot faster(under 25sec). When I find that page again will add link.
 

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This may be an old thread and I may be new here, but I feel the need to say something about the whole SSD in an old IDE laptop thing. When I read these threads about installing an ssd in an old 44 pin ide laptop, I see the typical whining and complaining from those who seem to be doing little more than googleing an answer.
I have been a tech for 20 years now and one of my favorite quotes applies to computer tech as well. " The quickest way to get an American to do anything... is to tell them it can't be done ". Although most of this country seems to have given up on that, I have not.
I have a 12 year old Motion Computing M1400 Tablet with the 44 pin IDE interface. Just for shits and giggles, I decided to install a 256Gb SATA SSD via a 44 pin IDE to SATA adapter. It bears mentioning that this particular SSD came out of a customers system as a defective unit, overheating and freezing, I kept it as a demo to show others. The original 80Gb hard drive was split down the middle for XP tablet edition and Linux Mint Debian edition. I simply cloned this drive to the SSD and WoW. Even in it's partially defective state the SSD was at least 3 to 5 times faster and well beyond the typical 120Gb cap that most of these older systems had.
My plans are to order a 44 pin IDE to msata adapter and a 256Gb msata card for this wonderful tablet. I have also recently discovered that there 802.11 n wireless card available for these older systems as well. Nothing can be done about the 2Gb memory limit, but with Linux that won't be an issue.
It is not my intention to put down anyones... opinion on the use of SSD's in the older systems, however, now that SSD and adapter tech is getting cheaper and better, it truly is practical, feasible and most definitely useful. I don't know that I would go so far as to install say a 4Tb Sandisk sata SSD, at $ 6,000.00 in and older system, but currently anything up to a 256Gb SSD is worthwhile.
 
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