ktorpil wrote on 2020-05-09, 22:24:
For the love of god my retro build (signature) just doesn't want to run on an SSD. […]
For the love of god my retro build (signature) just doesn't want to run on an SSD.
First I tried a SATA to IDE adapter. Didn't work at all.
Then I bought a PCI SATA card. Well, windows sometimes hangs at boot. Very poor performance with random lockups if it works at all.
So I gave up and still using a HDD now.
I bought a 2.5 inch IDE SSD from china, still didn't arrive but I have high hopes for it.
Meanwhile I've read that people use CF cards on old laptops. What about SD ? Will these be faster than a 7200RPM UDMA 133 HDD, if they indeed work with IDE adapters ?
SSDs definitely can run well under Windows 98SE (I am using one).
Off the top of my mind, here are some things to consider with Windows 98 SE :
- More than 512MB RAM will lead to crashes (there are patches for that)
- Partitions greater than 127GB will not work or cause data corruption (there are patches for that)
- When using the onboard IDE controller (or anything that uses ESDI506.PDR) total disk size cannot be greater than 127GB or data corruption will occur (there are patches for that) .
Not Windows 98 SE specific, but applicable as well .
- Even with patches, if using a disk larger than 127GB, the system BIOS (or the controller card's if using one) must support LBA 48 bit addressing properly, otherwise the disk will not be detected at full capacity or data corruption can occur .
- Some IDE to SATA converters do not work reliably with some IDE controllers or at all .
- Some PCI SATA controllers (VIA based ones, specifically, there may be others) do not work with drives that run faster than SATA 1 (150MB per second) .
EDIT: As for CF cards, they are preferable to SD cards because they only require a passive adapter .