First post, by khyypio
I know that people have been succesful using SSDs with old systems but there seems to be a lot of negative opinions about it, although most of them are in the lines of "NOT WORK FUKC SDDz UZE PERRRIOD CORECT HEARTWEAR HERRRB DERP...". So if your advise is to use a spinning hard drive, don´t bother because I will never use those.
First, I´d like to clarify what I got to work with here and how I´ve set it up. I have an Abit ST6 motherboard and right now it uses IDE>SD adapter with Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC SD card. Here´s what I did from the start:
1. I ran FDISK, deleted the original partition and created a new primary DOS partition (maximum available size).
2. I formatted C:\ and made it bootable (format C: /s)
3. I´ve heard that Master Boot Record needs to be created for SD cards, so after formatting I reboot and type fdisk/mbr in A:\
4. At this point I created a path C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS and copied the content form Windows 98 installation CD into it, just for practical reasons.
5. Then I just ran the installation from C:
Windows 98 runs beautifully, it´s fairly fast and perfectly stable, I can recommend this setup for anyone who´s thinking about alternatives for spinning hard disks. However, my game collection has gotten a little bigger than I originally intended and I also found some music videos and mp3´s from old CDs, so I´m experiencing a little shortage of space... 😁
Now, I have a spare 120 Gb Kingston A400 SSD which I want to utilise in my retro PC. It has a SATA connector, so obviously I need a converter and I thought about this: https://www.delock.com/produkte/G_61702/merkmale.html
1. Can I run the installation process as I did when using SD card?
2. If not, what preparations do I need?
3. Due to much larger size of the SSD, would it be a smart thing to do an extended partition? Say ~20 Gb for C: and ~100 Gb for D:?