Which SSD for booting my old-ish laptop off its PC Card Slot?
May 9, 2010 4:44 AM Subscribe
I have an old-ish laptop that I love, and I want to give it a new lease of life. I have thought booting off an SSD in the PC Card slot would make it run snappier and go easier on the battery.
posted by kandinski to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been reading about SSDs, but apparently nobody makes them with an IDE interface, only SATA, and my laptop is older than that. So it's PC Card disk or nothing.
Apparently my computer does have an ExpressCard adapter, but I don't know whether it runs in PCIe mode or USB mode, or which SSD to get. It's a Toshiba Portege M200
(love the XGA screen, 1400x1050 resolution baby!) and I run Ubuntu on it.
Also, for what it's worth, this particular Portege M200 cost me 250$ off eBay Australia a bit less than a year ago. I wouldn't mind spending another $200 or so on it, especially since I could reuse the disk should I want to move on.. which is not likely.