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Postby sportfisio » Fri Nov 12, 2010 18:38

+1 ... I think we are all a little worried about him...

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Postby bulletboy102 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:16

hey guys i might get a ux1xn this month i was thinking about ssd upgrades and i went on crucial.com and there was a 1.8" 256 gb ssd could that be put in the ux1xn and is there anyone i could send it to to get it modded i live in the uk :)

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Postby computercowboy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 16:03

are you sure that it is the right drive? the ux takes ZIF PATA, most crucial drives are SATA

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Postby liviu2007 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 20:11

bulletboy102 wrote:hey guys i might get a ux1xn this month i was thinking about ssd upgrades and i went on crucial.com and there was a 1.8" 256 gb ssd could that be put in the ux1xn and is there anyone i could send it to to get it modded i live in the uk :)



or you can mod it yourself.it's not that hard!...i will mode mine next year with a big drive aswell:D ..too bad i'm short on money atm.

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Postby computercowboy » Sun Dec 12, 2010 21:12

I just checked the crucial site out of curiosity and this is what I found

http://www.crucial.com/store/listmodule/SSD/~1.8-inch%20Solid%20State%20Drive~/list.html

all SATA drives.
Z1290X: i7 | FHD | 2x Intel X18 RAID0 320GB | 8GB RAM | Carbon | BIOS Hack | nVidia 280.26/3D Vision | Intel 6230 WiFi/BT 3.0HS | Gobi Unlocked | GTExpress WWAN | ViDock4+ GTX570 | DELL U3011 | Ext Batt | Z-Dock & VAIO USB Dock | VAIO BT Keyboard | Razor Orochi
P11SKX/Bl Signature Black Crocodile
P688E/N: Gold | Gobi Unlocked | Ext Batt | VAIO Gold Mouse
UX490N: Core2Duo Mod | BIOS Hack | Broadcom CrystalHD | SIM Unlocked | Ext Batt

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Postby bulletboy102 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 16:35

oh okay thanks guys so do you have a link to the 126gb ssd and also do i have to perform any kind of suergery on my ux to get it in or can i just take out the old one and stick the new
one in its place ??

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Postby computercowboy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 17:29

bulletboy102 wrote:oh okay thanks guys so do you have a link to the 126gb ssd and also do i have to perform any kind of suergery on my ux to get it in or can i just take out the old one and stick the new
one in its place ??


yea you just take out the old one and put in a new one, need to get acquainted with ZIF connectors

see my other post here to get info on how to buy a photofast ssd

http://www.micropctalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=56550&postcount=4
Z1290X: i7 | FHD | 2x Intel X18 RAID0 320GB | 8GB RAM | Carbon | BIOS Hack | nVidia 280.26/3D Vision | Intel 6230 WiFi/BT 3.0HS | Gobi Unlocked | GTExpress WWAN | ViDock4+ GTX570 | DELL U3011 | Ext Batt | Z-Dock & VAIO USB Dock | VAIO BT Keyboard | Razor Orochi

P11SKX/Bl Signature Black Crocodile

P688E/N: Gold | Gobi Unlocked | Ext Batt | VAIO Gold Mouse

UX490N: Core2Duo Mod | BIOS Hack | Broadcom CrystalHD | SIM Unlocked | Ext Batt

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Postby bulletboy102 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 18:05

photofast?? i found a 1.8 zif pata 256gb ssd would that do and also what are zif connectors (yes i am a big n00b point and laugh if you must)

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Postby computercowboy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 18:09

Photofast is the brand of SSD.

1.8 ZIF PATA drive will work, any capacity, 256gb is great

ZIF means Zero Insertion Force

a ZIF connector is a tiny latch that takes an FFC (Flat Flexible Cable) once you have the FFC aligned you just press the latch back down, it is not super hard they are just really delicate.

there was a good post about hard drive replacement a moth or two ago, in the post the disassembly manual was posted along with specific info about the ZIF connector. I don't have time to find the post right now, but I am sure if you do a serch for ZIF you'll find that post and many others with tons of info on subject

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Postby bulletboy102 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 18:27

thanks for the help really appreciated


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