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Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Good day Dell Community,

Because of your questions I'm pleased to present the below information, specifications and requirements for M.2 on various Dell models.

Precision 7710 | 7720:

Maximum internal dives supported: 3

Drive configurations supported ( max ): (3x M.2) or (2x M.2 and 1x 2.5inch SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

The 2 M.2 slots available are wired as 4X

The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as 2X

Parts needed to install M.2 into the dedicated M.2 slot:

1x HR8P8 thermal cover ( comes with cover and thermal pad )

1x 4270E Screw: ( Holds the cover down on top of the M.2 drive )

Parts needed to install an M.2 into the 2.5 inch bay of 7710 and 7510:

1x 745TM 2.5 inch metal bracket - most units will have this already included                               

1x Y1WJX M.2 bracket ( goes inside of 745TM )

4x 2864D M3X3 screw. Most systems will have these already included. These screws hold in the Y1WJX M.2 drive carrier, or a 2.5 inch drive into 745TM.

1x WPTND M.2 Interposer Board. This installs into Y1WJX M.2 bracket.

5x 4270E M2.0*3L screws

1x HR8P8 M.2 thermal cover

Find instructions here on the Dell Community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Precision 7510 | 7520:
                                                                                                                
Maximum internal dives supported: 2
                                                                      
Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2), (1x2.5 SATA) (2xM.2) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5 SATA)
                       

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as 2X

Parts needed to install an M.2 into the 2.5 inch bay are the same as the 7710 above.

Precision 5510 | 5520 and XPS 9550 | 9560:

Maximum internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5 SATA) (1xM.2 and 1X 2.5 SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

The 2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed in order to install a M.2:

1x 88DJK thermal pad ( no plate required )
1x 4270E  M2X3 screw

Parts needed in order to add a 2.5 inch drive:

1x XDYGX cable

2x 3XYT5 rubber side isolator

1x 3FDY3 metal HDD bracket ( some units may already have this installed even if a 2.5 inch drive wasn't ordered from Dell originally )

Discussed here on Dell Community.

Precision 3510:

Maximum internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) or (1x 2.5inch SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive:

1x X3YR8  M.2 end bracket

1x 1X2MT thermal cover

2x 4270E  M2X3 screws                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Discussed here on SpiceWorks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Precision 3520
 
Maximum internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5inch SATA) (1x M.2 cache drive and 1x 2.5 inch drive )

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 4X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive:

1x 2FFR0 end bracket

1x X3DN4 -Thermal plate

1x 4270E - End screw


 
Latitude E5270 | E5470 | E5570:

Maximum internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) or (1x 2.5inch SATA)

PCIE Lanes:

E5270 supports 2X

E5570 with H processor supports 4X

E5570 with U processor supports 2X

E5470 with H processor supports 2X

E5470 with U processor supports 2X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive are same as 3510 above.

Latitude 5280 | 5480 | 5580:

Maximum internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2) (1x 2.5inch SATA) (1x M.2 cache drive and 1x 2.5 inch drive )

PCIE Lanes:

5280 supports 2X

5580 with H processor supports 4X

5580 with U processor supports 2X

5480 with H processor supports 4X

5480 with U processor supports 2X

2.5 Inch bay is wired as SATA

Parts needed to upgrade from 2.5 inch drive to M.2 drive are same as 3520 above.

 

Latitude  E7270 | E7470:

maximum internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 2X

Parts Needed in order to upgrade to M.2:

1x DJ69P thermal cover

2x 4270E screw M2X3 ( most systems will have at least one of these already included )                                                                                                                                                     
Discussed here on SpiceWorks.

Latitude  7280 | 7480:

Maximum internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

M.2 slot supports 2X

Parts Needed in order to upgrade to M.2:

1x R6TGF thermal cover

2x VJYP9 screw M2X3 ( most systems will have at least one of these already included )

XPS 13 9350 | 9360

Maximum internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

The M.2 slot available supports up to 4X

Parts needed:

1x 4270E screw M2X3

XPS 13 9365

Maximum internal dives supported: 1

Drive configurations supported: (1x M.2)

PCIE Lanes:

The M.2 slot available supports up to 4X

Parts needed:

1x 4HP13 - Thermal plate

2x JPRFM - M1.6x2.5 screws 

Optiplex 5040 | 7040 ( Mini Tower ):

Maximum internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2) (2xM.2) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5) (2x2.5) (1x3.5)

PCIE Lanes:

The single on board M.2 slot supports up to 4X

The M.2 drive installed into the 2.5 inch bay: 2x

Parts needed for M.2.

On-motherboard M.2 bay:                                                                                                           
1x R7HGK thermal pad ( installs onto the motherboard under the M.2 drive )
1x YYJF8 screw M2X3.5                                                                                                         
 
2.5 inch bay with M.2:

1x 6J3FV SATA cable
1x X9FV3 M.2/2.5 inch bay adapter/caddy                                                                                     
On motherboard M.2 installation instructions found here.

Optiplex 3050 | 5050 | 7050 ( Mini Tower ):

Maximum internal dives supported: 2

Drive configurations supported: (1xM.2) (1x2.5) (1x3.5) (2x2.5) (1xM.2 and 1x2.5) (1xM.2 and 1x3.5)

PCIE Lanes:

The single on board M.2 slot supports up to 4X

Installing M.2 into the 2.5/3.5 inch bay is not supported

Parts needed for M.2:

1x DHR6X spacer (goes between the motherboard and M.2 drive)

Installation instructions found here

Learn how to reset drives to non-Optane here

OS install notes:

There's an updated storage driver (IRST F6) to include PCIE support. ( The one you have to install for Windows to see the drive during installation ):

Intel 14.8

Dell 14.5

Dell 15.2

Samsung Driver

Also see: Installing Windows 7 on a SKYLAKE system using MDThttp://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/HOW11493/en 

Obtaining an ISO image:

For some systems you can obtain Dell operating system images through Dell Hosted image

Note: not all systems and service tags will have an image available for download.

Note: Even though Dell Hosted Images have USB3 drivers slip streamed in, they may not include the IRST driver at this time. ( some may know this at the F6 driver ). As a result you may need to install the IRST driver manually during the Windows install process.

Dell is currently working to add the IRST driver to the Dell Hosted Images. No ETA on when this will happen at this time.

Discussed here on SpiceWorks.

Other M.2 Articles:

Imaging M.2 Solid-State Drives in Intel Skylake chipset systems

Only 1 Solid State Drive (SSD) seen on Interposer card

SSD not detected on startup or reboot on New Precision 15 5000 (5510) or XPS 15 9550

PXE Booting with M.2 Solid State Drives

How to distinguish the differences between M.2 cards 

Why am I unable to find option in BIOS to set a hard drive password on NVMe SSD

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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Hansfisch
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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi Justin,

i want to upgrade my Latitude E5570 HTG34 (500GB HDD) with a Samsung SSD SM951-NVMe 128GB (or similar). Will this work as a bootable dirve?

Greetings from Germany

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Greetings Hansfisch,

Thank you for your question.

The answer is yes. The M.2 drive will be the main boot drive as it would actually be the only drive inside of the unit at that point.

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi Justin,

I'd like to find out whether would it be possible to upgrade my Vostro 14 5468 with m.2 Sata ssd (6Gbps)?

Thanks

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Greetings Ypyap,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, the Vostro 14 5468 does support M.2, according to my documentation.

You'll need:

1x 3P44J M.2 bracket

2x 7CJG4 M2*2 screws ( I'm still confirming if this the correct part number )

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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syza
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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi Justin,

I've also having Vostro 14 5468, and i'm thinking to add another SSD in the 2nd bay. May i know if the bracket and ribbon cable are ready in the 2nd HDD bay or i need to purchase it.

Many thanks

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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I have upgraded my Inspiron 17 7778 to a 2TB SSD, but cannot get my new Sumsung 950 Pro M.2 to work in the M.2 slot. Any suggestions?

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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@Syza,

It would take me a while to find that out. It will be faster if you remove the cover and check from your end.

@Gunson2112,

Try installing the Samsung driver listed in my original post. It's under "OS install notes:"

Justin C

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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So if we want to add an M.2 SSD or a 2.5'' HDD to, say, a Precision M5510, exactly where do we go (other than auction sites) to order the needed parts?

e.g. when I search for "88DJK" (the M.2 thermal pad), "XDYGX" (the HDD cable) or "3XYT5" (the rubber side isolators for HDDs), here on dell.com or dell.com/support, all I get is "No results found" for those part numbers.

Also, what size screw is needed to secure the M.2 module? 3mm? 

Thanks.

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@Darr.Darr,

I've added in the screw part number for the 5510. 1x 4270E size: M2X3

For spare parts and upgrades you can call 1-800-357-3355. If you still need help after calling send me a friend request with your info and I'll see what I can do.

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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