...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.
Last edited by BASpro; 8th February 2010 at 10:50 AM.
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.
...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.
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 ]
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.
TechTarget provides enterprise IT professionals with the information they need to perform their jobs - from developing strategy, to making cost-effective IT purchase decisions and managing their organizations' IT projects - with its network of technology-specific Web sites, events and magazines.