[SSD] Impossible on the Vaio SR?

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  1. blazeboy84

    blazeboy84 Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, recently I was checking the SSD drives out in the market, some don't seem as expensive as I thought they were and arond 300-500 dollars range for more than 128gb. Since they are 2.5' drives, I was wondering if I can install SSD on my sony vaio sr 290? Is it as simple as replacing the usual HD on the laptop (which I done twice on my HP and my dad's dell). I know that officially Sony vaio SRs don;t support the SSD drive, and I am not sure if the drives are compatible with the mobo of the sr.

    Second, I had never seen a SSD drive, but they say they are similar in sizes as notebook HDDS 2'5, is that true? As in it will fit in "position" where the old HDD rested. Lastly, will the Sony HD protector thing work on the SSD drives?

    Lastly, if the two are not possible than I was thinking of buying a express card SSD, can I install my main OS on this drive if I do? Since, it is not diretly connected to the Mobo, and that I can take the card in and out (loose) which perhaps will destablize the OS while I walk around with my laptop.

    Thanks
     
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    goofball Notebook Deity

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    SSD has no moving parts so the Sony HD protection thing isn't worth worrying about.

    They are the same size physically as regular 2.5" 9.5mm height drives. Your laptop can use one of the SATA model SSD's.
     
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    The best option is to use a regular SSD (I have super talent LX 64gb on my Sony) Express card SSD are not practical for OS and day to day use since they are very slow. They can be used for data files tho.

    i hope this helps.
     
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