If it ain't broked don't fix it but my 9 years old Sony Vaio PCG-X505/SP is painfully slow on its 20GB stock HDD (Toshiba MK2004GAL).

BIG time overdue for an upgrade to SSD (KingSpec 64GB KSD-CF18.6-064MS, USD80.83 free shipping)

Cloned the MK2004GAL using EaseUS Todo Backup Free and Micro IDE 1.8 ZIF CE 50 Pin to Mini USB Adapter (USD3.59 free shipping).

Armed with a special tri-wing screw-driver and a Service Manual obtained free online, opened up the X505, took out the MK2004GAL and slide in the KSD-CF18.6-064MS.

Everything went pretty smoothly except that the USB cable that came with the Mirco IDE adapter was not working.

WinXP boot and hibernation times were more than halved. HAPPY! :>>

There are some very sexy ultra-slim notebooks out there from SAMSUNG and SONY but saving 1k to 2K SGD is much sexier. And my VAIO is less than 800g.


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EaseUS Todo Backup Free
http://www.todo-backup.com

Micro IDE 1.8 ZIF CE 50 Pin to Mini USB Adapter +Cable
www.ebay.com

Tri-Wing Trigram Screwdriver
http://dx.com/s/tri-wing

Service Manual
http://tim.id.au/laptops/sony/vgn-ax.pdf

KingSpec 64GB KSD-CF18.6-064MS
www.ebay.com

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