Modified Acer Aspire One with added Hard Drive
Following on from our previous story on how to add bluetooth to the Acer Aspire One, we bring you part 2 of tnkgrl’s modifications to the Acer Aspire One.
In part 2, tnkgrl shows us how to replace the SSD with a 1.8″ PATA hard drive. While SSDs have no moving parts and are studier, the SSD in the Acer Aspire One isn’t the best around, so a PATA hard drive performs better and provides more storage. Fortunately the Acer Aspire One SSD carries the same ZIF connector of that found on 1.8″ PATA drives. It also has just enough space for a thin (5mm) 1.8″ PATA hard drive beneath the motherboard.
For this modification, tnkgrl uses a 60GB Samsung drive with plug and play. All that’s needed for this to work is for the ribbon to be disconnected from the SSD and connected to the hard drive. Of course you still need to secure it though, double-sided adhesive foam squares are the recommended option.
You can watch the video below, or see the pictures here.
Tnkgrl will continue her modifications on the Acer Aspire One, so keep checking back. Part 3 will be adding 3G to the Aspire One.