How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

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Re: How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

Post by cubicgarden » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:22 pm

Hey all,

Making some changes to my Pacemaker after I dropped it and the hard drive is now clicking and crashing when playing Rosegarden 2.0 :(
http://cubicgarden.com/2013/03/02/pacem ... -problems/

So I've decided to swap the hard drive for a solid state drive.
Looking around I wanted check I got everything needed correct.

It needs to be a 1.8inch SSD with a 40pin PATA/ZIF connection?

I was looking at this one... http://www.amazon.co.uk/KingSpec-1-8-in ... _1_fkmr2_2
32GB KingSpec 1.8-inch ZIF 40-pin SSD Solid State Disk SMI Controller (MLC)

Like my battery post, any help or pointers would be greatly useful

musicinstinct

Re: How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

Post by musicinstinct » Fri May 10, 2013 6:13 pm

cubicgarden wrote:It needs to be a 1.8inch SSD with a 40pin PATA/ZIF connection?


How did it go? Was the SSD replacement straight forward?

So we need a 0.2mm zif? Does 40pin Zif mean the same as 0.2? I couldn't find the size (0.2 vs 0.3) on the specs I looked at, so I'm not sure if the SSD I have found is the right one.

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Re: How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

Post by Sox » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:54 pm

CubicGarden has done a nice blog on how to do this, with pics

http://cubicgarden.com/2013/05/05/upgrading-the-pacemakers-hard-drive/
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Re: How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

Post by musicinstinct » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:36 am

Thanks to everyone who's posted about this, I now have a 64GB SSD in my Pacemaker.

It's lighter, the battery lasts longer, and I'm finding it much more responsive. Fantastic upgrade. Everyone should do this!

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Re: How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

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Re: How to...Swap a HDD for an SSD

Post by Sox » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:56 pm

Nice clear guide. Great work!
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