ojgarza1978
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Inspiron 3459 all-in-one upgrade to SSD?

I just purchased a new Inspiron 3459 all-in-one for my parents, and I'd like to swap out the 1 TB 5400 RPM HD for a SSD. It baffles me that it's 2016 and a "non-budget" PC with decent specs would still include a 5400 RPM HD...but anyway...SSD's being relatively cheap, I'd like to drop a decent sized one in the new PC.

From a technical standpoint, I'd have no issue swapping one drive for another, cloning existing data, etc..,but I'd like to know if there's any reason I'd not be able to do so. From what I can tell, the existing HD is a 2.5 inch, meaning a standard SSD would physically fit.

My concern is with the fact that none of the Inspiron all-in-one machines offered on Dell's site include an option for a SSD when purchased. They all include 5400 RPM drives, and none of them appear to offer the option to upgrade. I don't know if this is just a sales thing, or if there's some technical reason that might disallow usage of a SSD.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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