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ASUS X202E hard drive upgrade instructions (replace w/SSD)

Gently use the pull-tab to remove the hard drive

The X202E-DH31T is a very cool little laptop and for the price ($400-$500) it is definitely one of the best touchscreen options out there! Unfortunately, it is saddled with a relatively slow hard drive and the RAM is soldered in. PERFORMANCE TIP: replace the slow hard drive with a fast SSD. See instructions below! *Bloatware removal is of course recommended as well   After upgrading to a SSD, commenter RJ suggested putting the old hard drive in a USB enclosure,

Kevin Knasel SSD upgrade

The Intel-Micron 25-nanometer (nm) 8 gigabyte (8GB) NAND flash memory device measures 167mm2 and is the smallest, most advanced process technology in the semiconductor industry. Source: Intel Press Kit

New hardware! A couple exciting tidbits over at Weblogs.us: We have some cool new hardware upgrades Thanks to Kevin we will have some nice new SSDs on the way! Deciding on a SSD As for the SSDs, the top candidate so far is the Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive in the 480GB capacity. Intel’s reliability and 5 year warranty are the real clinchers… there a number of other manufacturers that offer nice drives but very few that offer 5 year warranties and the types

IPCop ‘boot error’ occurs after successful installation

IPCop 2 successful install and boot

Summary of article: If you mount the IPCop (or smoothwall) ISO via IPMI and then install, you are likely to get a boot error once you reboot and the ISO is unmounted. A workaround is to install via an actual DVD drive* (USB, SATA or IDE should all work) *you can remove the drive after install. All the gory details: This weekend I was at the datacenter for work. Part of my task was to setup a new firewall using

Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720 RAID setup?

My Inspiron 17R has no RAID option in the BIOS. I believe to access the Intel RAID settings it is necessary to have a mSATA drive installed (which I do not have installed at this time).  When a mSATA drive is installed it seems that the acceleration option (mSATA SSD caching) may be enabled in the BIOS, after which you can also do some RAID stuff. I ordered a nice mSATA drive to install in my 17R to see if

Upgrade ASUS N56VM/N56VZ SSD & RAM

Gently press down on the memory until the retention clips click/lock into place

If you have a nice ASUS N56VM or N56VZ series laptop you may be wondering how to upgrade it for maximum performance. So here is a photo tutorial on how to upgrade the RAM on these particular ASUS laptops. You can also see get a feel for how to remove the hard drive & upgrade to an SSD as well as seeing the location of the wifi card. NOTE: A number of people have asked what memory and SSD I

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