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    Default Re: Good news for Latitude X1 owners!

    Quote Originally Posted by nwpawe View Post
    ...V4 does not use indilinx controller... 1.8 IDE V3 has indilinx, but apparently is no longer in production.
    There were compatibility problems with the V3, so it was cut.

    If anyone has a Dell X1 (or a Samsung Q30 - they are the same machine) with a SSD (any make), please post your benchmarks - be sure to indicate the exact SSD model, because they vary in read/write speed ratings, and OS version. I'd like to determine if this machine can write quicker than 38MB/s.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by BASpro; 8th February 2010 at 10:50 AM.

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    Thanks for all the tips! I just purchased some memory and an Mtron SSD and I'm ready to give this a try.

    One question ... how did you guys do a clean install of XP when there is no internal drive on the X1. I'm concerned that there will be no driver to run the external CD drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfjones View Post
    ... clean install of XP when there is no internal drive on the X1...
    Just use the CD player that came with the machine - no drivers are needed. However, make sure that in BIOS, under 'Boot Order', place the CDROM before the hard drive in the boot order.

    Please post your benchmarks along with SSD make and model. Thanks.

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    Sweet, thanks for the heads up.

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    BASpro: By the way, write speed issue could be with partition alignment as partitions created by WinXP aren't usually aligned correctly with SSD erase blocks. This most noticeable affected those disks with notorious Jmicron controller without cache, but applies to all SSDs.

    Win7 creates aligned partitions by default, issue can be fixed afterwards for XP too.

    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...e-working-life

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    Default Re: Good news for Latitude X1 owners!

    Quote Originally Posted by nwpawe View Post
    ...write speed issue could be with partition alignment...
    Hello nwpawe: Thanks for the lead; I've already been there. See this thread for all the checks I've done http://forum.notebookreview.com/show....php?p=5560909.
    There must be something in bios limiting the speed (I've checked all visible setting already) or there could be a compatibility issue with the SSD controller and the computer chipset. I've contacted the manufacturer of the SSD controller (EastWho.com) and they have not replied.

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    Default Re: Good news for Latitude X1 owners!

    By the way, which BIOS version you have? I have A03 and some problems with similar 64gb drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwpawe View Post
    ... which BIOS version ...
    I have A06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BASpro View Post
    If anyone has a Dell X1 (or a Samsung Q30 - they are the same machine) with a SSD (any make), please post your benchmarks - be sure to indicate the exact SSD model, because they vary in read/write speed ratings, and OS version.
    Hama 16 GB SSD (Samsung, 56/32 MB/sec at UDMA66) in my Dell Latitude X1 (XP SP3) at UDMA33 [ SSD supports up to UDMA Mode 4, X1 does UDMA Mode 5, but not Mode 4, so they met at Mode 2 ]

    --------------------------------------------------
    CrystalDiskMark 2.2 (C) 2007-2008 hiyohiyo
    Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
    --------------------------------------------------

    Sequential Read : 28.478 MB/s
    Sequential Write : 22.305 MB/s
    Random Read 512KB : 28.317 MB/s
    Random Write 512KB : 12.358 MB/s
    Random Read 4KB : 8.642 MB/s
    Random Write 4KB : 0.322 MB/s

    Test Size : 100 MB
    Date : 2010/03/02 11:22:28


    I want to change to PhotoFast 1.8" G-Monster-50 IDE V4. I recently found a vendor in Germany: 32GB 200EUR, 64GB 290EUR, 128GB 470EUR.

    Or could someone give me better advice?

    I love my Dell Latitude X1. The model will soon be five years old. I can't understand, why no manufacturer creates a worthy successor.

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    Default Re: Good news for Latitude X1 owners!

    There actually seems to exist a SSD drive that is compatible with X1 even without an adapter: the KingSpec KSD-CF18.1-XXXMJ. It has a 50 pin IDE interface and is said to work fine with Dell X1 without any adapter.
    http://www.kingspec.com/solid-state-...-18cf-mlcj.htm

    Has anyone tried it? It seems like an interesting alternative - and rather cheap too! It's around $135 with shipping from Hongkong on Ebay for a 32GB drive.

    Or - if you still want a zif drive - there is the KSD-ZF18.1-032MJ for a similar price. Anyone tried that one? It should work with that adapter Ivar has been recommending, right?
    http://www.kingspec.com/solid-state-...18zif-mlcj.htm

 

 

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