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Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Old" Aigo MID XP Wi-Fi solution.





This can be a good solution for all Aigo MID users with XP installed, to finally have wifi working.
It is real small so it should look nice on the aigo.

ebay link : Buffalo WLI-UC-GN Nfiniti Wireless-N WIFI USB Adapter

Joao.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

UMID M1 TIP! (More detailed review soon!)




A few days ago I got my new UMID M1.
Just a few minutes after I start using it I noticed that the USB adapter was not working so good (this was a big surprise since they are so well built (sarcasm)).
After a few minutes of Web/ Ebay searching i found this:




It's a small cable and it works like a charm. Much much better than orignal adpter specially if you use larger or heavy usb adapters. I have a Sandisk U3 cruiser PEN Disk which used to make the stupid adpater to bend..
I also like this cable more because you can adjust the plugged in devices the way you want around your table your lap or whatever....Instead of having a huge thing coming out of the UMID and making unecessary weight on the device and mini USB port.






In my opinion this is what UMID should have done in the first place. Or even simple, add a NORMAL usb port. Its not like, they are saving huge amounts of space. They are just making users life more difficult.

I will write a more detailed review and first days of usage impression soon.

Joao.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

RUNCORE PRO IV 64GB SSD First Impressions.


My new RUNCORE PRO IV 64GB SSD just arrived a few hours ago from Mydigitaldiscount.com, and here are my first impressions.

I have installed the SSD on my Samsung NC10 and i have to say I'm really impressed by it. Boot time is really fast, about 20 to 25 seconds from totally shut down to full booted windows. Resume from hibernation is also amazing less than ten seconds, and i have 2gb on my system, pretty impressive.
Overall performance also increased. Everything seems more responsive now and programs run much much faster. I haven't had time yet to make more deep tests but, i've noticed that, specially Outlook 2007 which has a quite large (about 1gb) off-line file, it used to take like from 5 to 10 seconds for it to be fully usable but now, on less than 5 it's ready. Have also notice some performance improvements on Firefox, which now launches almost immediately after I click on it. Pages also load faster even on heavy loaded flash site like Engadget.com, wich fully loads in 2 or 3 seconds....
More and better detailed tests soon.

Battery is also giving me about 30 minutes more than it used to with original HDD but this still needs to be checked f0r accurate results!

For now here is a performance comparison using CrystalDiskMark:
(Both HDD and SSD have exactly the operating system configuration. They have been cloned!)

Results from the Original Samsung HDD:



And results from SSD :)



If you don't need huge amounts of space on your netbook, I strongly suggest you to get a Runcore SSD . It really makes a difference on these kind of devices.

Thank you very much Mydigitaldiscount.com for sending it so fast, and for the great service!

Prices and info about the SSD HERE : RUNCORE PRO IV 64GB SSD.

Joao.