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5 out of 5 eggs Installed into a Nokia Booklet 3G 02/19/2011

This review is from: Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAA064MAG-1G1 1.8" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros:

It's a 1.8" drive with Micro SATA connections. Fits perfectly into my Nokia Netbook. VERY fast sleep/wake. I can open Microsoft Office 2010 in about 3 seconds on a Z530 Atom Processor.

The speed of the computer has significantly risen; There is no need to use ReadyBoost to help speed up the computer. (Windows won't even let you; declares that it wouldn't even help so Bill says 'don't even bother.')

Cons:

Most people don't realize that SSDs use up more power than standard spinals. From my normal 10 hours of battery life, I'm now seeing about 6-7 hours of battery life.

When I initially installed the drive, and after Windows had finished installing everything & I finished the drivers, it kept locking up. It was at random times as well, almost once every 30 seconds or so. However, after installing a free tool that optimizes SSDs, and it has been performing stellar ever since.

I also attempted to update the firmware via Crucials website. You have to burn the firmware update from an .iso onto a CD, boot from the CD, and then install from there. However, the firmware update got stuck. It could not find the hard drive to update. Couldn't seen to figure out how to update it, so I just downloaded some SSD optimization software. That seemed to work with the sluggishness.

Other Thoughts:

I also had to disable TRIM support on the Booklet, because it does not support it. Be sure to check your motherboard support before; or you can just simply disable TRIM support under regedit if your not sure.

Otherwise, it's a great SSD that doesn't break the bank. Pick up a Pogoplug for an infinite amount of storage space for this SSD, and a Mobile Broadband Card to access your files from anywhere.

For the very few out there with another Nokia Booklet 3G, I must say this is a must-buy. However, be ready to devote a whole day to reinstall your entire computer.

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  • Geoffrey B.
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