ggw wrote:Hi Lyle,
The PATA's controller is necessarily different from the sata2 controller (other than sharing the motherboard resources and connectivity to a bus).
Is that fair to say?
I'm grumpy about it because the replacement 1TB which has been running unused in the X1000 (My X1000 is typically on for 4 hours / day.) refused to boot up about 4 times in a row, stopping in CFE with words to the effect that no boot could be found. I went away in disgust, but returned at the end of the 4 hours after removing the side panel staring that the cables, babying them, nothing loose all looked normal, back together and.... all was normal... what was *my* problem it seemed to say. No more problems since then (last weekend).
What I really want for a backup is not that much, so a PATA drive should be plenty. How to keep it organized and how to use it specifically WHEN the #2 1TB (also) dies is not that clear (as when #1 TB did die and my backups did not just organize themselves into my salvation).
As my original post said, I don't know anything about SSDs when it comes to "who is a name brand", but your list is sufficient to pick from. Thanks in particular about the 2.5 mounting into the X1000 straight away. I'll do that!.
ggw wrote:I would like 2 suggestions. 1) brands of SSD to avoid; 2) are there mounting issues?
I've never owned an SSD I had access to.
1) prices vary from 60$ to 120$ for SSDs.
2) they all seem smaller than the WD 1TB dead disk in the X1000. Do I need to buy a bracket?
AlfredOne wrote:I'm using a Crucial MX300. I read some benchmarks and what convinced to buy this is that performances does not degrade over time as with other ones.
Time will tell if it is true...
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