I have got a Samsung NC10 for 3 years, that I almost always use under Ubuntu. Computer launch, its stop and the applications launch are very slow.
So I decided to install a 128Gb Crucial M4 SSD
To do it I follow :
- this how-to for openning the NC10,
- this video explaining clearly the opening of the delicate portion, the back of the computer.
The results :
- launching time under Ubuntu 11.10 with the HDD :
- from GRUB to Ubuntu users selection screen : 42 seconds
- from Ubuntu users selection screen to the fully operational desktop : 25 seconds
- total : 1 minute 7 seconds
- launching time under Ubuntu 11.10 with the SSD :
- from GRUB to Ubuntu users selection screen : 12 seconds
- from Ubuntu users selection screen to the fully operational desktop : 15 seconds
- total : 27 seconds
Always under Ubuntu 11.10, LibreOffice Writer launches : 6,5 seconds.
But Firefox with Sync activated requires always 15 secondes to launch. CPU and network dependencies tend to reduce the SSD benefits.
Conclusion : The NC10 does not become a blazzing fast netbook but as seen with the different figures, the SSD helps the NC10 to run quite quickly.