Monday, December 17, 2007

Asus Eee PC 8G dissected


It got dissected and the first found was the new 8 Gb SSD, now on the PCI-E slot.

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RAM and SSD cover open


8GB SSD, made by Asus, using Samsung flash


Housing opened


Empty places used in 4G model for SSD chips.



Blogee.net [ translated ]







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9 comments:

turn_self_off said...

err, did that ssd come with the machine or is it one you stuffed in there?

JKK said...

ssd comes with 8G model...
..nothing to do with my stuffings :)

kevinsneel said...

So -- it seems the SSD space from the 4G is wasted, and we burn the PCIe slot for the memory? So the machine is less upgradeable? Pardon me if this seems like a dim comment...

JKK said...

as new 4g models don't have that second pci-e connector anymore, this 8G model is actually more upgradeable...

... u could upgrade that 8gb ssd with 16gb when they come available.

like this one: http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2007/11/pci-e-ssd-for-asus-eee-pc-and-other.html

JKK said...

http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2007/11/no-pci-e-connector-on-some-asus-eee-pcs.html

kevinsneel said...

Ah -- that's a second one... Got it. Thanks! But I guess then the original 4G was the most upgradable -- builtin memory, and two slots.

Oh, no, wrong again, because of this...

"Inserting a Novatel mini PCIe EVDO modem into the empty mini PCIe card slot disabled the built-in SSD".

Too bad we can't use the on-board and the slot at the same time...

Kevin

turn_self_off said...

if i understand the eeeuser forum correctly, it seems that if something makes use of the 3.3v line for the pci-e bus connector, the eee will disable the 4G storage area.

there are people that have taken the 8G and hooked it into the early 4G model, getting two drives in the bios and linux.

asus is making this very very foggy...

new moder said...
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new moder said...

what if you take the 3.3v from some where eles would the not stop it from disabling the 4G storage area

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