I have a strange wall-terminal/tablet-like device that came with a 180GB hard disk drive. I'm concerned 180 GB won't be enough, but read 300 GB is the maximum that was ever made for 1.8". I also am concerned, though "new old stock", the hard drive might no longer function well having sat on a shelf for 10 years. According to marketing, one available option at sale was to upgrade to an SSD drive.
Since there seem to be no 1.8" hard disk drives manufactured anymore, are there brand new SSD drives or other types of drives that can be installed in place of that?
Note that this device will basically serve as a desktop computer, for coding and compiling. It looks like a tablet, but gets wall-mounted, with keyboard and mouse, so it won't be shaken around like a tablet, but will get lots of read/write activity.
How do I know which kind of drive is the right fit? When I search SSD drives, they don't list measurements like 1.8", so I'm confused what is a drop-in replacement.
Update: I have been able to find a copy of a manual for the device, it says "Supports mSATA SSD 32 GB ~ 128 GB " Can modern SSDs or HDDs be made to fit the mSATA-type connector? And should I really listen to taht 128 GB cap mentioned?