[RESOLVED] What SSD drive will work in this laptop?
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Toronto, Canada

    Thumbs up [RESOLVED] What SSD drive will work in this laptop?

    I'm looking to put a SSD into a pretty old laptop:

    Model: i
    Satellite P30-RG1
    􀂃 Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology 3.06 GHz, 17”W WXGA TFT w/ TruBrite™, 512MB DDR, 60GB HDD, DVD Super-Multi, Modem, LAN, Wireless LAN, TV-Out, ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 128MB, WinXP Home
    Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 532 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology (3.06 GHz, 533MHz FSB, L1 Cache 12KB/8KB, L2 Cache 1MB)
    Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
    Memory Standard Memory: 512MB PC2700 DDR (512MB x 1)
    Maximum Memory: 2GB PC2700 DDR
    Expansion Modules: 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1024MB PC2700 DDR
    Hard Disk Drive 60.0 billion bytes, 9.7mm height, Enhanced IDE, 4200rpm.
    Optical Drive Built-in DVD Super-Multi Drive functions:
    Maximum speed:
    Read: CD-ROM (24X), CD-R (16X), CD-RW (8X), DVD-ROM (8X), DVD-R (4X), DVD-RW (2X), DVD+R (2.4X), DVD+RW (2.4X), DVD-RAM (2X).
    Write: CD-R (16X). CD-RW (8X), CD-RW (8X), DVD-R (4X). DVD-RW (2X), DVD+R (2.4x), DVD+RW (2.4x), DVD-RAM (2x).
    Display System
    Type: TFT Active Matrix colour LCD display
    Size (diagonal): 17.0” Wide XGA TFT w/ TruBrite™
    Native LCD Panel Resolution: 1,440x900 16.7 million
    External Support and Max. Colour Support (dependant
    On CRT): Up to 2,048 x 1536 x 16.7 million colours
    Simult. Display Support: 1024x768x16.7 million colours
    Graphics Controller
    ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 with 128MB DDR video memory.
    Sound System
    Realtek ALC259 Software Sound
    16-bit stereo; Built-in stereo speakers,
    3D Sound Support, Direct 3D Sound; DirectSound, MIDI
    (playback), Direct Music
    V.92 56K Data/Fax Modem
    10/100 integrated Ethernet LAN,
    Built-in Atheros Wireless LAN (802.11ag)
    Two expansions slots total. Open slots, can be filled with 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1GB PC2700 DDR SODIMM modules, for maximum of 2048MB use; (1024MB x 2).
    1PC Card slot supports one Type II PC Cards; supports CardBus
    Ports: 6-in-1 Multimedia port (SD, SmartMedia™,
    Memory Stick®, Memory Stick® Pro, MMC, xD-Picture Card™), 3 USB 2.0, RJ11, RJ45, IEEE1394, external microphone port, headphone port, RGB, S-Video Out.
    Full sized 85 keys with 12 function keys
    2.7mm keystroke, 6mm height
    Dedicated Windows Keys.
    CD Control Function: Play/Pause, Stop/Eject, Previous, Skip/Next, Mode
    Pointing Device
    Touchpad Pointing device
    Additional Software
    Microsoft® Office OneNote™ 2003
    Norton Antivirus™ 2004 - 90 Day Subscription Physical Dimensions
    Dimensions: 420mm x 293mm x 39.9mm(Front)/47mm(Back) (H)
    Weight: 4.3kg (9.49lbs)
    AC Adapter
    120W external Universal AC adaptor input voltage (100 –
    240V 50/60Hz Frequency (Universal), output voltage
    (19V, 6.3A).
    Dimensions : (WxHxD) 150 x 65 x 36 mm
    Weight: 650g
    Battery Type: Removable, Rechargeable 12-cell
    Lithium Ion (Li-ion) 14.8V x 6450mAh capacity
    Dimensions: (WxHxD) 271.5 x 26.5 x 71.7 mm
    Battery Life: up to 2.0 hours
    Recharge Time: Up to 4 hours off / 12 hours on
    ACPI support, PnP support, VESA support, DPMS support,
    DDC Support, SM BIOS support, PCI BIOS support.

    I'm looking to buy:


    Would it work in there?

    Thanks so much!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    NW, IA USA
    Will not work. Laptop is IDE. Drive is SATA II.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Toronto, Canada
    Hmm. Do you know if anyone makes any IDE SSD drives?


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Quebec, Canada
    Looking at the Newegg results for "IDE SSD", seems only Transcend has some models. They seem to be very expensive and older tech than current SATA SSDs.

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