Is 2.5" SATA Hard Drive compatible with VAIO P?
I have a vaio p that runs with a regular hdd and i`m tired of waiting for 5 mins. boot up time... I`m planning to upgrade it to a SEAGATE 2.5`` SATA to make it run more faster but I don`t know if that is compatible with my laptop... does anybody know if that is compatible with my laptop??
according to this page http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=666 ,
i would dare to say, yes, drives are interchangeble. theyre both SATA connectors. anyways, if your specifications match those stated in post above, i would say, you have software problem. SSD drives are freaking fast. much faster then any old fashioned HDD's. try to do scandisk, defrag, or whatever your OS offers you to speed up booting time.
argh - seen this to late.
the drive won't fit!!
the vaio p uses 1,8 drives - so the 2,5 is way to large to fit in this tiny beauty.
not all vaio p's have ssd's - there are more with hd's than with ssd's
the main problem for the sloooow boot problem is the standard OS - it's vista and that makes it slow.
my vaio p is a dual boot with snow leopard and windows 7 - snow leopard boots in around 55 seconds and booting 7 will took 5 seconds more to get up.
here you will find a teardown of the vaio p
I have a Vaio P with a HDD of 60 gigabites, and i´m tired too, for wait 5 minutes to start windows ! =D
I now a SSD compatible for vaio p (but i still have not bought this SSD because I am short of money), you can see it on this link:
There are 3 models with diferent space options:
RCP-IV-Z1832-MC: 32 GB
RCP-IV-Z1864-MC: 64 GB
RCP-IV-Z1828-MC: 128 GB
You can buy it on amazon or ebay, you just need to search by the model (RCP-IV-Z1864-MC for example), or descripiton: Runcore Pro IV ZIF 1.8" 64GB MLC SSD.
On amazon.com, you can visit this link:
On ebay.com, you can visit this link:
On youtube, you can see how to open and change the hdd for ssd, step by step: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq-Q31fc5...
Good luck !
Sincerely, Marcelino Del Panta.