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Author Topic: Installing OS onto an mSATA drive.  (Read 3770 times)

*MAFIA* BassSlappa

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Installing OS onto an mSATA drive.
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:02:54 AM »

So I got my laptop from being repaired (turns out it was a faulty mainboard, not the graphics card, but they fixed it for free) and now I'm looking to make one upgrade on it.  It has an mSATA port, so i'm thinking of buying a 64GB mSATA drive and installing my OS and a few programs onto it to speed it up, while keeping everything else on my 1TB hard drive.  In theory it should also smooth out a lot of hiccups and latency I get when mixing music if I have my audio software on one drive and the actual audio on another drive. 

I have a Lenove y580, and this is the mSATA drive I'm thinking about getting.

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-mSATA-Internal-Solid-CT064M4SSD3/dp/B008393M2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376934523&sr=8-1&keywords=64+gb+msata

Does this sound like a good idea? I've heard some people say mSATA drives aren't as fast as SDDs, but i'm sure it would be a boost over my 5200 RPM harddrive. 

What do ya'll think?
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Re: Installing OS onto an mSATA drive.
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 05:25:06 PM »

I don't know much about this kind of setup. I found much cheaper deals though:

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/101110/amazon-mydigitalssd-bp4-1.8-msata-ssds-240gb-160-120gb
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Re: Installing OS onto an mSATA drive.
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 02:01:02 PM »

I don't know much about this kind of setup. I found much cheaper deals though:

http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/101110/amazon-mydigitalssd-bp4-1.8-msata-ssds-240gb-160-120gb
Wow thanks, perfect reviews on this one too.  I'm gonna do a bit more research online before trying it out, I just didn't know if any of you had tried a similar setup before.
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Re: Installing OS onto an mSATA drive.
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 03:54:04 PM »

Wow thanks, perfect reviews on this one too.  I'm gonna do a bit more research online before trying it out, I just didn't know if any of you had tried a similar setup before.

i thought maybe some of you like to see this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTzTALdcoek&feature=youtu.be
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