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My mom uses an hp mini 110, a tiny little thing she uses strictly for email.

She's been complaining about how it takes forever for it to boot up, and how its just slow overall.

Do netbooks work well with ssds?

Since she won't be putting any programs on it, would something like a 40gb or 60gb ssd be sufficient? This would boost performance and boot speed up significantly would it not?
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Yes it would increase boot and program opening speed and would be sufficient for a Windows 7 install.
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If its not really having many programs on why get a 40gb or bigger, get a 1.8 inch 30gb load windows, disable hibernation, and it will still have around 16-17gb free and there should be a speed improvement, but cant say exactly how much as dont know what netbook it is! Spec seems ok for what it is just looked it up cant see if hdd is 1.8 or 2.5 but shouldnt be too hard for you to find out.

I doubt if its worth putting a really fast ssd in just something with about 100/150 mb's read should see it fly
Edited by moonmanas - 5/11/11 at 10:19pm
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great info guys thanks, ill have to open it up to see what size hard drive it is.

Im also thinkin about sticking a 2gb corsair ram in it to replace the 1gb, hell its only 24 bucks and apparently makes a noticeable improvement.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145280
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great info guys thanks, ill have to open it up to see what size hard drive it is.

Im also thinkin about sticking a 2gb corsair ram in it to replace the 1gb, hell its only 24 bucks and apparently makes a noticeable improvement.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145280

I would check to see if it can handle 2gbs. I believe I read that most netbooks have a 1gb limit.
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Looking at the manual it seems some already have ssd in http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01757458.pdf
Slow though! The HDD ones seem faster! Im lost now im afraid its on about the dma modes and such like maybe someone can advise you on the fastest ssd that the notebook will run. thumb.gif
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