T61p mini-PCIe SSD - Has anyone done it?

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  1. MaxGeek

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    Any updates on this?
     
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    Yeah. You can't. PERIOD.

    If you want SSD, you have buy a product that fits in a 2.5" SATA HD cage. Quit trying to do the impossible.

    'sides those mini-card SSD cards are terrible in performance anyways. They are meant for netbooks.
     
  3. MaxGeek

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    I actually wasn't thinking of booting off of it. I was think of it as a second harddrive, possibly just putting the page file on it. This could possibly lessen the load on the main harddrive.
     
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    One could also use it for, say, to keep a back-up of important docs, or, heck, music or ebooks. I like the idea.
     
  5. hceuterpe

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    Like I said those SSD drives are slow.
    Just because they are SSD doesn't mean they perform like the SATA-based SSD. They are closer to flash cards in terms of speed. So pagefile use would be a BAD idea.
     
  6. MaxGeek

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    I realize most are probably slow (30mb/s vs 60-70mb/s from a 7200rpm hd), but depending on how much ram you have you could have a very small page file. Say 512mb just for apps that still depend on the page file. There are still other uses.

    Either way its not a question of why, its a question of if you can or not.
     
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    Do you have any benchmarks? Some of them seem to suggest >100MB/s read and write speeds which isn't slow at all, if nothing else put the hybernation file and some media on it.
     
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    Reviving a dead thread here, is installing a mini-PCIe SSD in a T61 so hopeless that no one considers this option?

    Today mini PCIe SSDs are cheaper than ATA SSDs, faster than some 7200 HDDs and the volumes seem to reach very adult 128GB.
    However, I've heard that there are two problems with PCIe SSDs and T61 laptops:
    1. Size incompatibility (for 70mm cards), but there are smaller SSD cards that may fit physically.
    2. Inability to boot from mini PCIe, but that may have changed with a newer BIOS. I have no idea about that, since the option may not be visible in BIOS until you install the device.

    Is there anybody here that is using a mini-PCIe SSD in a T61 or a T61p or at least has tried to?

    Thanks.
     
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    ** bump **
     
  10. stlcraft

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    Any luck on this one? I just get people mad when I ask about this anymore. It seems that in the forums I have seen that no one has actually tried. It's all theory. If you've found an answer to this please let me know! Thanks!
     
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