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My mom own Fujitsu Lifebook Series.
It is 13.3", Intel Pentium, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD I think or less and Crunchbang OS.
However, I was thinking if this SSD will work with the laptop.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=7739485&sku=A208-5200

I mean, I don't think her laptop support SATA, but it does support IDE which I think it is a same thing as ADATA, right?
     
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Originally Posted by Ryou-kun View Post

My mom own Fujitsu Lifebook Series.
It is 13.3", Intel Pentium, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD I think or less and Crunchbang OS.
However, I was thinking if this SSD will work with the laptop.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=7739485&sku=A208-5200

I mean, I don't think her laptop support SATA, but it does support IDE which I think it is a same thing as ADATA, right?

ADATA is a brand... not an interface.

It will only work if she has SATA.
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ADATA is a brand... not an interface.

It will only work if she has SATA.

Oh, okay, do you know if there is any IDE SSD?
It doesn't have to be a big space just less than 120GB.
     
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I do not see an IDE one. They do make express card ones if the laptop has that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161553

It's expensive, and I wouldn't imagine real fast. Overall the laptop is old enough it may not even be worth it.
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Yes you can use an SSD with the laptop. You must use a PATA SSD such as this King spec http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=151029608983&index=8&nav=SEARCH&nid=14209937992

I have the 32GB model and have been using it for a few years with great success. This was paired a laptop with a Turion X2 and 2GB DDR2 and it made a huge difference in overall performance. I can say the read/write will completely saturate the PATA interface at around 75 MB/s. This is many times faster than your average pata drive and of course insanely faster access times.
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