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15R SE 7520 replacing 32g mSATA with 128G mSATA

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Hi,

Has anyone got any advice on whether I am able to replace my 32g mSATA with a 128g mSATA and stil be able to use this for a Windows bootable partition? I am asking this in regards to an Inspiron 15R (7520)

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Re: 15R SE 7520 replacing 32g mSATA with 128G mSATA

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Your computer doesn't actually use it as a boot drive but a cache drive using Intel's rapid storage tech or something similar.  Basically everything is still stored on the HDD, however frequently used files and programs can be stored on the mSATA drive in the cache.  I have heard where it is possible to use the mSATA drive as a boot drive but that would require messing in the iRST settings during boot up, BIOS settings and backing everything up on your HDD and wiping it. 

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Your computer doesn't actually use it as a boot drive but a cache drive using Intel's rapid storage tech or something similar.  Basically everything is still stored on the HDD, however frequently used files and programs can be stored on the mSATA drive in the cache.  I have heard where it is possible to use the mSATA drive as a boot drive but that would require messing in the iRST settings during boot up, BIOS settings and backing everything up on your HDD and wiping it. 

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