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Hardware hacker's surgery heals slow Acer Aspire One SSD

Nip here, tuck there

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Acer's Aspire One is coming under fire from early buyers for the sluggishness of its solid-state drive, so one intrepid hardware hacker has figured out how to replace it. It's not an easy job.

A poster over at JKKMobile reports that the One's 8GB SSD is tucker under the motherboard - reaching it involves completely disassembling the Small, Cheap Computer and hacking off bits of the plastic casing.

Hacking the Acer Aspire

First identify the original SSD...
Photo courtesy JKKMobile

Further cutting's required when it comes to the CompactFlash adaptor circuit board the fellow's used in place of the storage supplied by Acer.

Hacking the Acer Aspire

Now trim your adaptor card thusly
Photo courtesy JKKMobile

Make the trimmings and the adaptor board fits neatly next to the motherboard, connecting into the latter's zero insertion force (ZIF) slot.

The hacker used a Transcend 300x 8GB CF card, but he doesn't report how much faster it makes the One.

There are more pictures over at JKKMobile.

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