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Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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I guess a replacement as in subject is entirely possible. Anybody done that?
How?

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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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@JosDuchIt

I haven't replaced a drive, but when I built my X5000, I installed an SSD.

It's the same as installing any other HDD. Plug the SATA and power cables in. Simple as that. The form factor is smaller, so you might need a 3.5" --> 2.5" bay adapter, but that should be easier to source.

Just be sure NEVER to do a full format of an SSD, always quick format.

As for re-installing software, I'd reformat a Flash Drive with an Amiga filesystem (e.g., SFS2), copy all my Amiga data to it; swap the drive out; boot off the OS 4.1 CD; prep the new drive and copy the data back from the flash drive.


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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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@daveyw

thanks for the advice

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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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@JosDuchIt

Same on a big HD, always quick format.
Slow format was required only on floppies.

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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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I have/use this one on my SAM460ex:

Dev type : KINGSTON SVP200S37A120G
Remov Dev : no
Remov Med : no (probably harddisk)
Revision : 502ABBF0
Serial # : 50026B722B01DA88
LBA : yes
Tot. Secs : 234441648
Tot. Size : 120034123776 bytes, 117220 mbytes, 117 gbytes


No problems so far.

But with this one: KINGSTON SA400S37/240G system doesn't boot from it on my sii3114ide.device pci controller, using internal SAM460 sam460sata.device boots ok.

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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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I replaced mine a few weeks ago with an SSD I'd had lying around for years and not got round to using. Works fine, isn't particularly much quicker though - I guess the limiting factor on a SAM440EP isn't disk speed.

There's also some stuff about TRIM and 4K which we don't support properly which might mean using an SSD is less than optimal.

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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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It occured to me after replying that I assumed you were talking about SSD drives.

You can get an SSD that plugs into a PCIE slot, but AFAIK there's no drivers for these in OS4.

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Re: Replacing 3.5" harddisk with 2.5" SSD on my SAM460ex
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@daveyw
Your last post seems to contradict your first one.
Could you clarify the 2 cases you are considering?

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