MSI Wind No Faster With SSDIf you've been following our MSI Wind coverage, you know that we like the system. We like it so much that we gave it a LAPTOP Editor's Choice award. Some of the feedback we've gotten from readers is that they're excited about the Wind, but many want an SSD instead of the Wind's 2. In theory, they offer faster boot times, better shock protection, and lower power consumption.
In today's world, SSDs also cost a lot more, offer lower capacities, and wear out more quickly than traditional hard drives. When we interviewed MSI's Andy Tung, he told us that MSI had eschewed the SSD because the company wants to give users higher storage capacities (currently 8. GB, but eventually up to 3. GB) and because .
Replacing the hard drive was easy, but voids the machine's warranty so don't try this at home if you want a warranty. After we installed the San. Disk SSD, we installed Windows XP and loaded on all the requisite Wind drivers. Everything went smoothly and the system functioned just as before. And that's exactly what was disappointing. The boot time remained steady at 3. Internet Explorer was no shorter.
While we were unable to run our standard Mobile Mark battery test, we noticed no battery- life differences in anecdotal use. Perhaps the problem is that we were not using the world's fastest SSD. The San. Disk SATA 5. Samsung SATA II series. On the other side of the equation, the Wind's preinstalled hard drive is highly- capable 5,4. Western Digital Scorpio. Nevertheless, you have to wonder: how much of a performance benefit does SSD really provide on mini- notebooks?
We recently tested the new Eee PC 9. XP and, despite its 2. GB SSD, it takes 4.
MSI Wind U100 running Windows Vista. Who wants to pay more than the hardware price for an.
Buy MSI Wind U100-420US Black. This extremely portable computer has an Intel Atom processor running at 1.6GHz and 1GB of DDR2 memory to power the Windows XP Home. MSI Wind U100 Netbook. Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by murphquake, Nov 12, 2008. Joined: Oct 11, 2008 Messages: 30. I have no idea why the manufacturers are putting starter on the netbooks other than price.
Wind. Boot time is not the only measure of performance, but it's one of the most desirable benefits of a blazing fast drive. I think most users turn PCB green with envy when they see a video like this You. Tube shot of a computer with a high- end Mtron brand SSD booting into Windows XP in 1.
Most mini- notebook users want to hit a power button and be surfing the Web in short order, not tapping their fingers and watching the hard drive light flash. Fortunately, it looks like MSI did not lose anything by going with a standard hard drive over an SSD. More MSI Wind Coverage: Complete MSI Wind Guide.