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Old 02-16-2008, 09:54 PM   #1
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I have a question about the EEE PC. I am wondering if there is enough room for a standard laptop HD to be placed inside. I am planing to buy a laptop HD and a usb HD adapter. I would use that for the main HD and use the built-in SSD HD for the backup os in case anything happens.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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not to get off topic but did anyone say anything about your sig?

cause if they didn't it has to be shortened to 5 lines.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:17 PM   #3
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I highly doubt you can fit a standard hdd in there. Everything is very tight and built to fit, you will not be able to install a standard laptop drive
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:58 PM   #4
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thanks for replying so fast. I didn't know the sig has to be cut down to 5 lines. I'll get to that soon. Well, I guess I will have to wait until I can get my hands onto a EEE PC. As I say when anyone doubts what my friend and I are working on, "We'll find a way!"
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:13 AM   #5
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i have an eee pc , i was just on it .
and theres no way even a laptop hdd will fit in there,

the hard drives they use are 4gb ssd(solid state drives)
this is a pic of how small they are.


so yer, its not even close
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^ Wow,Are they a good lapotop?
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:05 AM   #7
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you pay AU$500 , you will get a Internet laptop, dont expect it to do much more then that.

the only bad thing is the 7'' screen is 800x640.
a little annoying somtimes
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:05 AM   #8
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Hmmm...you know..you probably could fit a compact flash card in there.

There's adapters for em, so you can use it as a HDD.

They're much cheaper than SSD drives..even if they are slower (they're about as fast a 5,400 rpm laptop hdd)

They're even smaller than SSDs:



16GB for $75: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208337

So you could get 32GB with 2 16GB cards...or 64GB with 2 32GB..if you're willing to spend that much.
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guys......laptop hard drives are 2.5 inches. SSD's are 2.5 inches. problem solved.

yes it will fit.

edit: the flash memory could also be soldered to the motherboard
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guys......laptop hard drives are 2.5 inches. SSD's are 2.5 inches. problem solved.

yes it will fit.

edit: the flash memory could also be soldered to the motherboard
But not necessarily the same height.

That and look at it this way, On most of the models, the RAM is soldered to the motherboard with no upgrade options. Now that's usually a cheap, easy upgrade where a new HDD isn't. If the easy one is imposible, what are the odds of the harder "upgrade" working?
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