Question: Is getting a mini-PCIe worth investing in?
Info: I have a an Acer Aspire 1 n270. It has this mini PCIe slot that is just sitting there empty. I would like to change this, and I would like to speed up my boot time. So I've been considering getting a mini-PCIe SSD. They are about the same price as faster same size drives of the 2.5" variation. The advantage of the mini-PCIe card is that I can have my HDD still. So I have good boot time, but still have the storage of my HDD.
What I want to know is:
- will this allow me to spin down the HDD more often allowing me to save power?
- Will the OS (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) see them as separate drives?
- Is there anything that the mini-PCIe slot could be better used for?