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#1 OFFLINE   simplyxtremecc


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:30 PM

I've searched this and other forums, but found little information for what I am looking for.

Does anyone know what technology the built in hard drive for the Clarion unit has? Is it an IDE or SATA interface? What form factor is it? Or better yet...is there a model # from either the drive or the system itself that someone has taken out?

What my questions are getting at is that I want to replace the hard drive with a solid state drive. I really don't care about the functionality of 'Jukebox' and making it larger, but I would like a faster response time from the other functions that access the drive. I am aware of the other limitations (processor and bus speed, etc) but I would like to give the system the best chance that I reasonably can to be a little more responsive.

My theory is that 5 years is an average lifespan for a drive to stay in good working order. After that, degradation can become noticable...as I think it has in my 2010 FLEX. If you also consider the harsh environment that an automobile is, then 5 years is a really long time. Also considering that the chances of complete failure increases every year and I would really like to at least clone the drive now so I'm not stuck with a brick of a device later on down the road.

There are some cons to a solid state drive (mainly cost), but I think the pros outweigh them.

I'd be more than happy to hear other people's thoughts on this as well.

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