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super cheap samsung ssd

Postby ceehoppy1st » Mon Feb 23, 2015 02:20

I was poking around on ebay & came across this. Now I know that a "mere" 32GB is pretty skinny for the OS drive, but you can still get a 32GB MSDuo &/or 32GB sandisk usb mini drive for storage (& not much $$). For $17 it's the best bang for the buck UX upgrade I've ever seen. (The 32GB Mtron ssd I got years back was $300 or so.)

This ssd is the samsung MCCOE2GQMPQ-M1A "bare circuit board" type (single-sided)- performance is similar to the OE Sony/samsung 48GB drive in the UX490. Should sort of fit in place of the standard hdd in its rubber-caddy. Power use is super low/ efficient as usual for the Samsung units. Get 'em while they're here- I ordered two.
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Postby bigs » Thu Feb 26, 2015 17:32

nice find ceehoppy1st!

think those SSDs are SLC type which means they will extended durability. Very tempting to get one, but I am very happy with my 64gb samsung SLC SSD.

32Gb is adequate for scaled down linux operating systems but like you nsaid additional storage via MS pro 32gb will be required for any descent storage capacity. Be aware the read speed of the MS pro slow is descent, but the write speeds fall short of the best USB pen drives.
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Postby ceehoppy1st » Fri Feb 27, 2015 05:32

The last time I checked, the UX's MSDuo slot had read-write speeds of about 6-8 MB/sec, depending on the os drivers. That's slower than most MSduo cards, so it wouldn't take much of a usb pen drive to be faster than the UX card slot.
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Postby bigs » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:57

damn, wonder if there is a way to speed it up!
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby tomn » Wed Mar 04, 2015 17:33

32GB is great for Windows 10. There is a new mode in Windows 8-10 installation where the files are not decompressed - it stays in its compressed mode and it only uses 4GB of space, and it is possible to install Windows 8.1+ on a 16GB drive! 32GB is more than roomy for it!

The installation type is called WIMBoot "Windows Image Boot Installation, anyone wanna try it?

http://www.howtogeek.com/196416/wimboot-explained-how-windows-can-now-fit-on-a-tiny-16-gb-drive/
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Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"
Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD
Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD
Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD

Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb
Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD
Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD
Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD

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Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC
Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC
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Postby bigs » Fri Mar 06, 2015 21:29

is this compressed mode only used during the installation process? Afterwards can the OS remain partially compressed to continue using less space?
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby tomn » Thu Mar 12, 2015 09:03

Bigs, yup, as far as I know, the OS will remain mostly compressed and will only decompress when running/loading, so the amount of space use is crazy low. With an SSD it should not impact load speed very much. With Win 8/8.1/10 the OS saves the RAM state and actually restores it during boot up, so the boot up should not be affected by this compressed installation.
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Sun Mar 15, 2015 21:20

The "fresh" win10 install used about 9GB, after updates & drivers it was 10-11GB.
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Postby bigs » Mon Mar 16, 2015 08:09

hmm not bad, not bad at all! Only worry is that the decompressing and recompressing will use extra CPU resources, and as we know every bit of CPU power is valuable
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn


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