Replace SSD on Acer Aspire One ZG5

Acer Aspire One ZG5 has 8GB SSD. This SSD has poor performance as indicated on Wiki.

Intel Z-P230, model SSDPAMM0008G1. This SSD has been criticized for its slow read and write speed. Intel lists the drive’s maximum speeds as 38 MB/s read and 10 MB/s write.

The even worse issue is that the SSD on my netbook has a lot of errors.

So I was considering to replace it by a new SSD.

This is the one I took out from the netbook.
acer-aspire-one-ssd

I ordered one from Taobao.  KingSpec 32GB 1.8″ ZIF CE SSD. Read 70MB/s, write 38MB/s. It took me about $45.

To install this SSD inside of netbook, I cut some plastic pole to accomodate it. Doule side foam sticker is needed to fix the SSD.
ssd-connection
The ribbon cable came with SSD is different from the old one. It is a little bit thinner. The original one is too thick to fit into the connector. And also I don’t know the direction of cable. So I tried many time by flipping the cable. Until I saw the bios show the HDD information as below.

bios-show-ssd