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shoaib.akhtar
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PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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I have a Dell Precision T3500 workstation. I want to install a PCIe SSD in this workstation. Please advise is it possible?

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RE: PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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It's likely to work as a storage device -- but it won't work if your intention is to use it as your boot drive.

This system is far too old to support booting from a PCIe/NVMe SSD.

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shoaib.akhtar
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RE: PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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It means it is useless to install a PCIe SSD.

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The ability to use a PCIe/NVMe drive to boot the system is a 2016 technology -- the T3500 is about eight years old (and doesn't have UEFI support, which is required to boot NVMe).  You CAN use an SSD to boot the system but you'll need a SATA drive, not PCIe/NVMe.

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RE: PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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You can do PCI-E SSD booting with an Apricorn Velocity Solo X2 placed in the X4 slot that the raid controller works in.

550/550 MBs - Single drive
800/800 MBs - Two drives (RAID 0)

https://www.apricorn.com/upgrades/vel-solox2

 

 




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shoaib.akhtar
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RE: PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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Thanks a lot for your guidance. I thought my Precision is useless. But you save him.

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9 Rhodium

RE: PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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Just bear in mind that's a SATA 6G/s card - NOT an NVMe device.  

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shoaib.akhtar
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RE: PCIe SSD installation on Dell Precision T3500

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Yes, you are right.

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