But given the sluggishness of Atom processors in general, I wouldn't expect much of a snappy boost from upgrading the SSD...or really much of a boost from the RAM, either.
2) The performance difference between using the stock SSD vs a plain old 160gig 2.5" hard drive was actually pretty minimal. In contrast, putting that SSD into my main laptop (a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo) made it FLY AT LIGHTSPEED. My conclusion is that the CPU is really the limiting factor.
Either the specs are skewed or I am standing in a good spot of the Universe with my Netbook.
3) Upgrading from the stock RAM of 512megs to 2048megs (2gigs) made shockingly little difference in performance. I think the SSD is so fast compared to the CPU that even when the computer is thrashing virtual memory it's not so noticeable.
So basically, I think neither the RAM upgrade nor the SSD upgrade will make a worthwhile difference in performance. Still, a storage upgrade from 8GB could easily be worth it for the storage space alone.
I guess your mileage may vary really applies to some members hardware in this thread.
MEPIS Community Forum - View topic - Aspire One upgrade question
I don't know what model zg5 TNFrank has yet.
The A110 model ships with an 8 GB or 16 GB solid-state drive (SSD), although some models do not come with one. Early 8 GB models come with the Intel Z-P230, model SSDPAMM0008G1. This SSD has been criticized for its slow read and write speed. Intel lists the drive's maximum speeds as 38 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write. Later models come with the slightly faster Samsung P-SSD 1800.
SSD I used was a Amazon.com: 64GB KingSpec 1.8-inch ZIF 40-pin SSD Solid State Disk SMI Controller (MLC): Computers & Accessories
Compare read and write speed differences between the ssd drives. My M&A Companions came with slow 30 gig 4200 rpm hard drives (stock).
Maybe once Gaer Boy upgrades his AAO. He will post back in that thread what differences he noted between the ram and ssd upgrade on his.
Funny how 2 threads are running the same subject. For the same hardware.