128GB SSD GMonster PhotoFast 1.8 ZIF V4 + 2GB RAM Kingston MicroDIMM - Upgrade Done!
I just updated my HTC Shift with an SSD GMonster Photofast 1.8 ZIF V4 128GB and RAM 2GB Kingston DDR2 214pin MicroDIMM. Both was bought from eBay. The 128GB SSD cost me 589$ and the 2GB RAM cost me 189$.
My WM side is flashed with the Age of Beauty ROM by Thaihugo with GPS and Phone activated wich works better and lite version have a lot of free space. On Windows side I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate.
I have old experience with cell phones repairing and software updating so was very easy to open the Shift and replace the HDD and RAM. The SSD connector is identical with the genuine HDD connector and the SSD size match perfectly the HDD size. I restored my old Windows 7 image to the new SSD using Acronis True Image Home which done the work as expected.
Everything goes fine but when my Windows 7 try to boot sometimes I get blue screen. Sometimes boot was completed but in 5-10 minutes I get again blue screens. The errors messages was different but when searching on Google all were reffered to RAM. I also read here an article with the same issue for some users after upgrading to 2GB RAM so I restored my 1GB RAM and the "blue screen" issue was gone. I contacted the seller of the RAM and I will send it back tomorrow to get an replacement item.
HTC Shift support 2GB RAM and the memory was compatible and new item but seems that some items arrive defective from factory but an replacement will fix that issue.
Anyway the GMonster PhotoFast 1.8 ZIF V4 128GB is the fastest on the market as the read/sec speed is 120MB/sec and the write/sec speed is the 90MB/sec comparing with the original HTC Shift HDD which have about 20MB/sec read speed and 15MB/sec write speed. This also come with 64MB RAM inside and Built-in Garbage Collection which make it really faster and stable. GMonster is an Japan company with it's factory in Taiwan and they seems to be a great name on SSD.
Even with 1GB RAM installed my boot time speed was reduced dramatically and everything is faster as before. My battery life increased with about 30 min as those GMoster SSD's are low energy level optimized. Now the fan don't run at maximum speed anymore. Is like I own a new device so even if I spent about 600$ for this SSD believe me that is really a great difference.
Now I expect my RAM replacement so I can start using the maximum performance with my HTC Shift.