[ubuntu-us-ma] SSD in regular laptop? or Accelerometer?

John Abreau jabr at blu.org
Sat Feb 20 09:41:36 GMT 2010

With a list price of over $5,000, a 128GB SSD seems a bit expensive for
retrofitting an old laptop...

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 7:47 AM, Bill Ricker <bill.n1vux at gmail.com> wrote:
> *now* I remember the question I wanted to ask last night ...
> I am considering how to bump-proof a Thinkpad T60 laptop harddrive. Google
> usually finds answers but ...
> a) is there a simple way to enable the Thinkpad's accelerometer to park the
> HD before impact? so far I have found 'it's hard' ...
> b) is a modern large (60GB or 128GB) SSD usable as a straight replacement
> for a PATA/IDE laptop drive, or do I need to prevent swap/hibernate and
> remount multiple directories as tempfs , noatime, border, with erase
> alignment, etc? web pages offer different opinions, debunking each other.
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