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underquark
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:07 pm Reply with quote
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I think the main advantage in a Toppy would be slient operation. The SSD could run hotter, though, and some sort of heat sink might be an idea - to protect the Toppy internals from the heat of the SSD rather than to protect the SSD itiself.

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Geoff Bacon
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:51 pm Reply with quote
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While an SSD might work ok, the following points should be borne in mind
1) More expensive than a fixed disk (and likely to be a lower capacity)
2) Toppies are pernickety about disk adaptors (not all work) - you still need an adaptor to connect the SSD
3) You are likely to be the first (or nearly) to have trodden his path i.e. there may be hidden snags
4) Performance is not likely to be improved (apart from quieter)
5) Technology advances mean that toppies will be defunct in a couple of years i.e. don't spend anything major improving it.

I wouldn't bother trying it unless you have a large enough capacity SSD lying around

You might be better off watching the forum to see if anyone is offering their toppy for the cost of the postage. This gives you a backup machine and a source of bits (it might even have a larger disk than yours)

Geoff

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