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    1.8" Laptop HD / SSD

    I didnt even know they made them that size but it turns out thats what mine is. Its playing up so Im looking at replacing it. But then I got to thinking about SSD. Can an SSD interface with a regular HD controller OK? Will it just appear as a new disk in the bios and let me format / install to it. Ive only got a 100gb hd at the moment, so wouldnt be looking for any more than that - are SSD still rediculously expensive. And bottom line - would I see any benefit from it in terms of speed, battery life etc?

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    not sure about speed, battery life etc but if the hard drive caddy can allow a 2.5" hdd then I would guess it would be a sata drive ( good idea to check the interface type )

    They are expensive but if its a new laptop or hard drive I would claim on the warranty / guarantee as obviously that shouldnt happen

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    I imaagine they put in a 1.8" to keep the size down, its a 11.1" Sony TZ. Its out of warranty even though I did buy the extended warranty pack - long story ive posted about on here lots.

    RunCore 64GB Pro 1.8" 5mm PATA Zif Solid State Drive SSD - HP Mini Only - BACKORDER RunCore 64GB Pro 1.8" 5mm PATA Zif Solid State Drive SSD - For HP Mini Only Detail Page

    is the kind of thing im meaning.

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    a fair bit of money just for a smaller hard drive

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    Eeek... big money! SSDSA1MH080G1 - 80GB Intel, X18-M MLC-Flash, 1.8", 1 x SATA 3Gb/s, Read 250MB/s, Write 70MB/s - Scan.co.uk

    How much is a regular 1.8" drive? I can't seem to see one at the usual places.

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    that is a lot of money for 80gb actually. I would really need to know the benefits before doing that. Do they justify the cost? Maybe if I can get a decent job here I might be able to splash out heh.

    The HD Ive got just now is this:

    Overclock3D.Net :: News :: Toshiba's 1.8-inch 100GB HDD

    A quick google for prices finds a 80gb 1.8" hd at 74.75 inc VAT

    100GB - 250GB SATA 1.8in Hard Drive

    Can any of the suppliers step in and offer the going rate of a 100gb - 250gb 1.8" HD?

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