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dentalcher:
Hi. I need your help regarding internal SSDs. I am not tech savvy so please pardon me if my questions sound absurd to you:
1.   Will internal SSD work with a very old (12-year-old) laptop?
2.   Are there specific SSD brands/models that are compatible with Linux particularly with Linux Lite (LL is the only OS in this computer)? Some lesser known SSD brands include compatibility with Linux in their product description but Iím worried about their durability. The more known brands do not specify that they are compatible with Linux.
I asked because I replaced the original 320GB HDD (using only 15% OS + files) of my ASUS K401N with a Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA. I chose this because the memory (4GB) is also Kingston, and I believe, itís a reliable low-cost brand. It fit perfectly, computer recognized it, but every time I would install LL 5.4 (always clean install, ďErase Disk and Install LinuxĒ type) there was always a problem after another i.e. error in copying files during installation; cannot open an App; Install updates error (which I posted 2 issues in Installing Software section of the forum); Busybox Initramfs error every time I would reboot, etc. I never had trouble installing and using LL with the old HDD. After around 15 re-install attempts, I realized it was the SSD causing the problem. So for now Iím back with the HDD but Iíd like to make it work faster so I want to replace the drive with an SSD.
3.   Is there anything that I should do first like formatting the SSD for LL, etc.?

Thanks very much for your input!

Moltke:

--- Quote from: dentalcher on September 06, 2021, 01:36:58 AM ---Hi. I need your help regarding internal SSDs. I am not tech savvy so please pardon me if my questions sound absurd to you:
1.   Will internal SSD work with a very old (12-year-old) laptop?
2.   Are there specific SSD brands/models that are compatible with Linux particularly with Linux Lite (LL is the only OS in this computer)? Some lesser known SSD brands include compatibility with Linux in their product description but Iím worried about their durability. The more known brands do not specify that they are compatible with Linux.
I asked because I replaced the original 320GB HDD (using only 15% OS + files) of my ASUS K401N with a Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA. I chose this because the memory (4GB) is also Kingston, and I believe, itís a reliable low-cost brand. It fit perfectly, computer recognized it, but every time I would install LL 5.4 (always clean install, ďErase Disk and Install LinuxĒ type) there was always a problem after another i.e. error in copying files during installation; cannot open an App; Install updates error (which I posted 2 issues in Installing Software section of the forum); Busybox Initramfs error every time I would reboot, etc. I never had trouble installing and using LL with the old HDD. After around 15 re-install attempts, I realized it was the SSD causing the problem. So for now Iím back with the HDD but Iíd like to make it work faster so I want to replace the drive with an SSD.
3.   Is there anything that I should do first like formatting the SSD for LL, etc.?

Thanks very much for your input!

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Can you share the specs of your pc? I suggest downloading LL 5.6 https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php and try with that one. Also, if the SSD has warranty, you might consider returning it and ask for another one.

dentalcher:

--- Quote from: Moltke on September 06, 2021, 08:54:49 PM ---
Can you share the specs of your pc? I suggest downloading LL 5.6 https://www.linuxliteos.com/download.php and try with that one. Also, if the SSD has warranty, you might consider returning it and ask for another one.

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Hi Moltke. thanks for your reply.
My pc:
ASUS K401N-VX129R
Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz FSB 800MHz, 2M L2 Cache
4GB DDR2 Memory
320GB HDD SATA
(1366x768) nVidia GF G102M 512MB VRAM (dedicated)
Intelģ GL40 Express Chipset +ICH9M
Motherboard: 60-NVNMB1100-C22 Asus K40IN Intel Motherboard s478

Please let me know if there are other info you need. I already returned the SSD. That's why I"m seeking your help so I can get the right one. I intend to upgrade to LL 5.6 once I finally have an SSD. I just started to use Linux late July, the LL 5.4 - my first ever Linux after reading so many FOSS articles/blogs re "Windows Alternative" and "Best Light Weight Linux Distros". For now I'm sticking with 5.4 - it's running well and I'm learning & loving it...

Thanks again!

trinidad:
Search like this:


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Here's a start:
https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/asus/k40in


stevef:
Did you look at the Linux Lite hardware database at

https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php

There's 60000+ computer variants that have been reported as working.  Searching for 'ssd' reports 6000 results.  Maybe scan through those to try to find some SSD models which you can then check for current availability and compatibility with your hardware.

Personally, I'm happily running LL 5.6 on a Crucial CT250MX500SSD1 which I selected after checking the hardware DB.

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