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m0rg0o7
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Alienware 13 SSD?

Hey guy im after a bit of advice about upgrading my 13 with a SSD. iv put a link below to the one i was looking at and i wanted to check with you guys if this will fit and if anyone has used one of these??

www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php;groupid=1657&catid=2101&subcat=2393

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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

Hi,

The Alienware 13 supports 2 M2 NGFF TLC SSDs (they are smaller than the regular SSDs) and 1 2.5 inch SATA 3 SSD. I believe the one you are inquiring about has different measurements, I don't think it will be able to fit.

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m0rg0o7
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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

cheers for the reply , how does this one look , its a standard 2.5'' SSD?

www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php;groupid=1657&catid=2101&subcat=2393

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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

That will not work in a 13.  You need an m.2 type ssd- like this 

I have two of these at the moment. 

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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

Question. Do you have an HDD or SSHD in your 13 already, or do you have an SSD, which would be M.2?

If the former, then any of the SSDs you have linked should work. If the latter, then the M.2 linked should work.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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m0rg0o7
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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

Yes at the moment it has a HDD installed , the original one it come with

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

Yeah, either of the 2.5" SSDs you linked should work. I'd get the V300 since it's thinner.

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

Hi m0rg0o7, 

Yes, that SSD should work with this system but you would have to remove your primary HDD and insert it on that slot. You can only have one 2.5 SSD installed in this system, the other 2 slots are for the M2 SSDs which are the small ones that look almost like ram sticks. Let us know if you have any questions. 

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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

Hi, so just to clarify, can you fit one 2.5 ssd AND two m2 ssds in the Alienware 13? From the videos posted on the Alienware Services youtube channel it looks like you either fit the 2.5 hdd/ssd or the m2 assembly at the same spot, but not both at the same time.

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Game7a1
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RE: Alienware 13 SSD?

One 2.5" SATA drive (SSD/HDD/SSHD) OR two M.2 SSDs (size: 2280).

Currently owned computers:
AW13 R2 | i7-6500U | GTX 960m 4 GB + GA (R9 285 2 GB / RX 480 8 GB) | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 1800p Touchscreen | 2 x 500 GB SATA M.2 | Graphics Amplifier Performance Analysis with 13 R1
Desktop | i7-3770 | GTX 980 4 GB | 16 GB 1600 MHz | 120 GB mSATA + 960 GB SSD + 2 TB HDD | 600w PSU
Formerly owned computers:
HP Pavilion 15-n280us (given away) | Apple Mac Mini 2012 (sold)  | m15x (damaged mobo) | 13 R1 (death by unknown) | m14xR2 (Tradied In)

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