Hard drive space is one of those things we stopped worrying about years ago; GB desktop drives and GB laptop drives are dirt cheap. Although I wasn’t unhappy with my ASUS W3J laptop , which I’ve owned for a little over a year now, it was never quite the ultraportable to match my beloved, dearly departed three pound Dell Inspiron M. On a machine with 2 GB of memory, that mandatory 2 GB hibernate file on disk, plus the 1. Strangely I am using some software that was not stable with with Windows Vista and is not yet supported with Windows 7. TreeSize was always one of my key utilities; on this machine, it’s my new best friend. Way to go, Dell.

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XPS M & SATA/AHCI SSD Installation problem | NotebookReview

For one thing, the wedge shape is much more natural; the keyboard descends to meet your hands and the desktop, and it’s always angled up in traditional keyboard form. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

But since may be a pretty big hit if I screw it up, it’s better to ask the expert. TreeSize ahdi always one of my key utilities; on this machine, it’s my new best friend. Otherwise, this ultraportable should easily sit at the top of any laptop shopping list. Originally Posted by kent I will choose the driver to install. The only drivers you’ll need for a clean bit Vista install are xpx, sound, and wired network– all available from the Dell XPS M driver download page.


SATA harddrive running in AHCI or ATA mode. any difference?

The time j1330 is I do wish they had dropped the optical drive to reduce the weight a bit further, but it’s a minor complaint. I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers I did what u said and it booted up fine.

Results 1 to 13 of If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Nothing like booting up a system with an already-limited 32 GB storage device and finding you only have 16 GB of disk space available.

Kent you are a genius! I’d like to start off by saying congrats!

XPS M1330 & SATA/AHCI SSD Installation problem

I’ve only had the machine since Tuesday, so I’m not really in a position to provide a comprehensive review. I ordered it with a hard drive that’s less than half the size of the W3J. I noticed an increased boot time on my X38 board since there is an extra window in which all the SATA devices get recognized, but no difference on my X board that doesn’t have a separate AHCI bootup window. It was the phone call and “about to sue your deol if I don’t get this issue resolved” that did the trick.

The guy who typed these instructions up is a friggin genius.

But with a smallish SSD drive, you have to start caring about disk space again. You’ll probably notice a small performance boost by turning it on. The display sizes are almost the same, both offer 2. After formatting and beginning a clean install of Vista, I ran into a little problem where the machine would bluescreen immediately on startup after the install. And I do mean m1330 reviews.


Overall, I love the M, and I’d recommend it unconditionally to anyone who shares my preference for an uncompromising, ultralight laptop. I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or not, but the feel of the keys is better too.

Dell XPS M1330 Review

I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp. You have three options at this point: The difference between AHCI and ATA mode is the support of hot-swappable drives irrelevant in notebooksnative command queuing NCQand the use of a flash module as a hard drive cache. The downside, of course, is that it’s only 32 GB in size. I’ve been eyeing laptops with LED displays and solid-state hard drives for a while now, long before I ever saw the Dell M You boot up faster, you shut down faster, and launching applications feels instantaneous.

It’s xpe prettier, with its remarkably un-Dell-like svelte, sleek design.