Samsung NC10 : change your HDD by a SSD

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.

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