Solid State Disk maker RunCore has released a new line of 50mm mini-SATA PCIe SSDs for the Asus Eee PC T91 and Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks. Both versions are part of the RunCore Pro IV Light line and are designed for netbooks with mini PCIe slots rather than hard drives.

In a nutshell, these SSDs offer faster read and write speeds than you’ll get from the disks that come with those netbooks. RunCore offers 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions of the Pro IV Light SSDs.

The SSDs designed for the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 will also work with the Dell Vostro A90 netbook, which is virtually identical in most respects. These SSDs feature read speeds up to 90MB/s and write speeds up to 55MB/s. The list price for these SSDs are $110 through $250, although MyDigitalDiscount sells them for $90 through $230.

The Eee PC T101MT models are a bit faster, with read speeds up to 125MB/s and write speeds up to 80MB/s.  These SSDs run between $130 and $260 at the RunCore store, or $120 through $230 at MyDigitalDiscount.

via MyDellMini

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10 replies on “Runcore launches SSD upgrade for Eee PC T91, Dell Mini 9”

  1. I am running a macbook pro 15 with a 2.4ghz duo core…
    This thing is lightning fast. The laptop boots up ready to use in around 20 seconds. Applications almost instantly pop up ready to use. Shutdown takes about 5 seconds.
    I have flawlessly flashed this with the new fw1916.

  2. I looks like my little dream of getting a cheap ssd for my min9 4gb will never happen, but I have gotten so used to Ubuntu and the apps it almost does not matter. I can buy a 16gb usb for $40.00. I realize there is more to making a 16gb ssd the price difference bothers me. If ssd wants to make a big splash in computer market prices will need to come way down. There are disadvantages to ssd so why pay several times more than a hdd. Maybe there will always be a small market for ssd’s and it will never change. Many OS have gotten so slow that the speeds we should see never add up to real life use anyway.

    1. Game changer will be the 25nm and 20nm size Flash Memory. Compared to the 40nm we’re limited to now.

      Intel & Micron have already announced that they will introduce 25nm Flash Memory soon and start mass producing by Q2-Q3 of this year. So by the end of the year we should start seeing much cheaper for the capacity SSD options showing up.

      1. 5 gigabit chips are like 8$
        the controller and fab are most of the cost
        considering theres 3 fabs
        intel micron indilik

        1. Price adds up quickly when ramping up capacity. But the die shrink effects more than just the Flash Memory chips, many components are already switching to 32nm and there are now 3 competitive top SSD controllers (Intel, INDILINX, and Sandforce)

  3. I really wish there was something like this for regular netbooks, so I could effectively have a ‘boot’ ssd, and a regular mechanical hard drive that holds data. Oh well, I know I’m dreaming.

    1. Gotta wait for mSATA to show up, then you’ll have the option for a boot drive and hard drive in the same system.

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