Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:20 AM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:09 AM
If you do it, take a picture when it's done - I'd like to see it!
Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:53 AM
I have Asked some of the Guys @ the "Geek Squad" and others at Electronics stores, none of them have said it would cause a problem, Except the cooling thing as you Mentioned. I will Take a photo when finished, it may be a few weeks though. If anyone else has a comment +'s or -"s please advise.
Thank you, Gunn
Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:42 AM
since you're talking about this thing being in a car (hopefully not in too much use while the thing is moving) make sure to construct your mount in such a way as to hold the laptop as level as possible while it's on the ceiling
Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:22 AM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:34 AM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:12 PM
The Laptop will not be used unless the truck is stopped/parked, so vibration shouldn't be an issue with the drive unless it can be damaged by just being in the truck while it is being driven.
The more I think about it the more positives I come up with:
*up out of the way of Coffee(spills)
*no way dust or dirt can settle into keyboard-Its upside down!
*no more broken Aircards/USB plugins
*When flipped up it is not noticable from outside of truck (Theft)
*Can "hold" blueprint in lap without having to "shuffle" the laptop to another spot.
Please let me know what you think.
Thanks again for all of your feedback and helpful advise.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:49 PM
hard drive refers to the fact that it's non volatile storage (i.e. when you turn the power off the data stays put)
I had thought "Hard drive" meant "Solid State"-no moving parts, so is a hard drive simular to a recordable disc drive?
basic HD operation involves one or more aluminum disks (or platter) that have been coated in a magnetic substance. there's a motor that spins that platter(s) up at high speed, then there's an arm with one or more read/write heads that travels back and forth across a portion of the radius of the platter(s). that head either reads or writes data as ones and zeros to the magnetic substance on the platter. the connection between the platter(s) and the spindle on the motor is pretty robust so there's not a whole lot of wiggle room (like in a CD drive) but there's still a chance for the read/write head to come in contact with the platter, which is bad
Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:17 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:33 PM
Making the change would be relatively easy, but will require a little preparation. If you haven't already, you'll need to create the recovery disk set for your Acer either on CDs or DVDs...this will allow you to put the operating system, applications, and recovery partition on the new drive.
Then you can make a back up image of your system as it is now and save that to an external HDD. Windows 7 has a utility for doing this...you can access it via the Start Menu/Maintenance folder.
Remove the old HDD and replace it with the SSD. Do the system recovery using the recovery disk set. Restore your current image from the external drive. Easy as 1, 2, 3...and you'll be right back where you are now. You can always use the old drive as a backup or a data drive by putting it in a USB caddy.
Posted 24 February 2010 - 04:35 PM
Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:40 PM
Quick, No heat, Quite, who could ask for more-could be a little less expensive.
From what all of you have told me, It appears that even a non-geek like me could install one.
I always wanted to be a geek, maybe when I grow up.
The informal education provided here is great!
Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:13 PM
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