I have a Toshiba Portégé R400 Tablet PC: http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.grp?section=1&group=223&product=6870
I am looking to improve its performance in one or more of the following ways:
- Expand the RAM from 2G to 4G
- Install an SSD in the PC Card Type II slot
- Replace the internal 1.8" IDE hard-disk with an SSD.
- Attach an external SATA SSD using a USB 2.0 to SSD adapter
I have Windows Vista Business installed in one partition, and Ubuntu in another. I dual boot using GRUB.
My questions are the following:
Do you know of an SSD that would go in the PC Card type II slot, how does the bus speed of this interface compare to the IDE Ultra-ATA6 (100MB/s), and can I boot from such an SSD?
At 1.2GHz processor speed, would I gain any performance improvement by upgrading the RAM from 2G to 4G?
I searched everywhere on the internet and the terminology about ZIF, 40-pin, 44-pin, 50-pin, PATA, etc. is all confusing. My internal hard-disk is a TOSHIBA DISK DRIVE MK8007GAH HDD1584 V ZL02 DC 3.3V 500mA. It has a female connector with 50 pins (I counted them).
Which SSD interface does this correspond to?
Would I gain better performance if I use a SATA SSD with a USB 2.0 to SATA adapter, versus an internal 1.8" IDE SSD?
How can I get the original Toshiba Windows Vista recovery image installed on the SSD?