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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #1
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ssd and express card slot

Just got a MBP with Express Card Slot and thought I might speed it up with an SSD drive. Any thoughts anyone? Any other thought on how this feature might be utilized would be appreciated.
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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I've seen people using ExpressCard SATA adapters with SSD drives, but most people appear to replace the boot drive with SSD. You could then connect the spindle-based HD to an ExpressCard SATA adapter for optimal performance.
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The SSD would replace the pre-existing mechanical hard drive in the unit and does not use the Express Slot.
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With that said, there are ExpressCard-based SSD drives that are bootable. There's a thread here about that somewhere...
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #6
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Lots of people have used these Expresscard SSDs from Filemate.

Newegg.ca - FileMate SolidGO 3FMS4D24M-WR 24GB ExpressCard 34 with Mini USB 2.0 External Solid State Drive (SSD)

Some worries about overheating and such... read the reviews from the people here too:

Newegg.ca - FileMate SolidGO 3FMS4D48M-WR 48GB ExpressCard 34 with Mini USB 2.0 External Solid State Drive (SSD)
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