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Anshul Garg
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Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hey

I have inspiron 15r se with 1TB HDD.

I would like to add a mSATA card to my system to be able to use IRST.

Is it possible now?

I am skeptic because I have read online that systems which were not shipped with 32 GB mSATA card, doesn't have mSATA port for later installation.

When I purchased the system at that time dell had the option for adding 32 GB mSATA card in the customization section, but now dell has removed the whole customization section from the website. And in the pre-configured models, there is no option for mSATA card.

Please clear this doubt and if possible post the pictures of the system and the daughter board where mSATA card can be installed.

If you need any further details regarding my system configuration, feel free to ask.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi  Anshul Garg,

Welcome to the Community,

To add  a mSATA card the daughter board on your system needs to have the mSATA connector slot.

Below image shows a daughter board with the mSATA card :

Please private message me your system Service tag number.To private message click on my user name and click start conversation.

I will check your system configuration and let you know if your system daughter board has a slot for the mSATA card.

Thank You

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Anshul Garg
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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hey Roshan

Thanks for your warm welcome.

I have sent you my system service tag.

Please let me know about my system configuration.

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saadmunir
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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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hey I also got the dell n5520 with i5 3210m, radeon 7670m and 500 gb hard... can I add msata card now? how do I know without opening the laptop that I do have that slot or that type of daughter board? qill be very happy to see a response  Smiley Happy

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi  saadmunir,

I've replied to your private message after checking your system configuration.

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gustavogg87
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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hello,

So, I bought the same model of Inspiron.

I still able to add a mSATA?

I read in the internet about users having problems to install a mSATA card because the daughter board came without the slot when the users bought without the mSATA option directly from Dell, making it impossible to install mSATA after buy. Or you buy with mSATA or you live without mSATA forever.

Is this true?

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi gustavogg87,

If the system was not ordered with mSATA  card most likely your system daughter board will not have the mSATA slot.

Private message me your system service tag number.To private message click on my user name and click start conversation.

I will check your system configuration and confirm if the daughter board on your system has the mSATA slot.

Thank You

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Anshul Garg
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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hey Roshan

Please answer my query. Is there any way I could get N7JHH daughter board now?

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Anshul Garg
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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hey everyone!

All those who are willing to buy Dell Inspiron 15R special edition (7520), and would like to upgrade the system with mSATA card manually after making the purchase, must know that there are  two different configurations with which the system is being sold. While on one of these configuration there is an mSATA port available on the daughter board (part number N7JHH) in the system. Whereas on the other configuration there is no mSATA port available on the daughter board (part number MRDMM) present in the system.

Most of the Dell representatives don't have any information in this regard and they are openly stating that mSATA cards are compatible with 7520. Please don't go by their words and ask them specifically if the above mentioned daughter board is present in the system or not. Only a very few of them are stating  "If the system was not ordered with mSATA  card most likely your system daughter board will not have the mSATA slot", that too after days of inquiry.

If you are hoping to upgrade the system with mSATA card, then my advice to you would be to make a prudent decision before purchasing.


Cheers!

saadmunir
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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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thanks Roshan Smiley Happy

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