Hi - I am currently running Mitn 17 on my Mint Box II. To increase boot time and increase OS performance, I would like to add external SSD storage (perhaps just 64GB, I've budget constraints )
to Mint Box, retaining default 500 GB HDD for storage. (for my movie and TV series collection
Now, scanning through earlier posts, looks like it is feasible. However, I am a total n00b to Hardware and hence need your guidance.
Specifications say that the following are available other than internal 2.5” HDD/SSD.
- - 1x mSATA slot up to 3 Gbps (SATA 2.0)
- 2x eSATA ports up to 3 Gbps (SATA 2.0)
Not sure on how to proceed, as I know little about mSATA and eSATA. I presume I need to buy some sort of a case as one of them will be an external drive. Is it a good idea to remove hdd and put it in an external case and connect it using eSATA or mSATA and place the SSD inside as it has OS and would keep it portable.
Thanks for reading through. Open to other ideas / suggestions for my requirment.