[qanda]This thread is about the Samsung NC10, Black. Click here to see full specs[/qanda]I have a new Samsung NC10 Netbook. This is used mainly for email and web browsing on my travels.
After first switching on, one is invited to register the machine and do a first back-up. The netbook has a 160gb SATAll drive and is pre-installed with Windows XP Home, by the way
At the start of the back-up routine, a bar with a pointer appears, in order to partition the drive. I elected for a second partition of 25gb, leaving the first partition for the C: drive. After the back-up was completed I opened My Computer and the drives listed were, C:118gb, D:25gb. I then opened Disk Management, and found that the drives were:- EISA configuration - Recovery (6gb), C;(118gb), D:25gb. This was the first time I had ever heard of EISA. Right clicking on the EISA partion, one receives only a "Help" notice. Right clicking on the C: and D: partitions, one receives the usual full Menu (i.e Change Drive Letter, Format, Acitivate, Format etc).
Did the EISA partition already exist, before I did the back-up or was it there before? The Samsung Recovery Program is installed on the C: drive. The D:drive now contains the Folders/Files for the first back-up. Does the Recovery Prog create the EISA partition?
I have Googled EISA, but it is all rather above my head. I am a retired accountant and a computer newbie. The main reason I ask these questiions is because I intend to replace the 160gb WD hdd with a Samsung SLC ssd of only 32gb. Now I am retired I travel a lot with the tiny NC10 and would like the robustness of a ssd. I am not bothered about having back-up files on the ssd and I do not want a EISA partition or recovery software.
With the present first back-up I have the option to return the netbook to its original state. If I can be sure that I can safely ignore EISA, without any BIOS problems, I will then clone the primary drive and install the ssd.
In any replies, please remember that I am a newbie You might care to also read the forum for SSD's- Installing Windows XP Home on SSD by me, just in case any of this is relevant.