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Upgrading the SSD hard drive in Dell Inspiron 910

Postby rascard2007 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:03 am

A girl friend of mine has an Dell Inspiron 910 with an 8GB SSD disk.

the Disk stops working and she wants tu updgrade to a bigger one.

What kind of SSD disk should I ask for.

meny thanks in advance,

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Postby Roach412 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:59 pm

if you're wondering about compatibility, you shouldn't have any issues. that SSD i'm assuming is old enough that it's SATA or SATA2 at the most. anything you get now would be backward-compatible.

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Postby rascard2007 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:18 pm

MAny thanks

Certainly is a compatibilty issue, the one that came with it is STEC PATA 8GB, I think it´s mini PCIe, and because of that I´m asking for advice on replacing it

thanks again

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Postby evasive » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:10 am

http://www.amazon.com/RunCore-Solid-Ins ... grid_i_2_1

There's 16 and 32GB models as well.
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Postby rascard2007 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:32 am

Thanks, evasive
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Postby rascard2007 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:10 am

Well, in order to learn a little more abvout the SSD drive problem while I wait till buy a new one I found some info in other forums about a recovery process for that specific STEC 8G SSD.

I used the STEC micro code update utility an it seems to worked fine, now the windows XP install sees the drive and allow me to create a partition, but when I try to format the partition in NTFS the program process (aparently) the 100% of the disk and after that says that can´t complete the format.

do I need some driver in order to windows installation program can format the SSD drive? (like the SCSI or RAID drivers, for example, that have to be loaded pressing F6 in the windows instalation routine)

or... is there another issue with the SSD disk?

Thanks in advance,

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Postby Mr T » Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:27 am

Can you format it in FAT32, you may not always get the option in XP setup though?
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Postby rascard2007 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:12 pm

I will try to format it in fat32, I was just wondering about that,

thank you very much

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