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Inspiron 15 7537 SSD Upgrade

Hi all,

I was hoping to get advice on the feasibility of upgrading my Inspiron 15 7537 from its original 1TB hard drive to a SSD?

I contacted the Dell customer service team via email and they advised me that my laptop wouldn't be compatible for an SSD upgrade saying that my system doesn't have a PCIE interface to plug in a SSD drive. They said the motherboard and other components are designed to run with a SATA HDD and not an SSD.

They say if they were to install an SSD, it would not be detected as it works on a different channel and speed. They also say the dimensions aren't compatible (HDD being 9.5mm and 5400rpm speed and SSD being 1.18" x 2" and 6GB/s).

It seems strange Dell would build this obsolescence into the laptop since it comes initially offering either HDD or SSD when you first purchase. Since my correspondence with them, I've seen some posts online suggesting people have been able to put SSD drives into their Inspiron 7537 so I'm wondering why Dell would say otherwise? Is it just their SSD doesn't fit (which would seem strange?)? Can I buy another brand's SSD instead? And how complicated would it be to have it set up?

Many thanks in advance for your time!

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Interesting that you were told that since the support page for the 7537 specifies an SSD as compatible. Also have a look at this page from Crucial. They offer a variety of SSDs for your system and guarantee all as compatible. Not difficult to setup using software such as Macrium Reflect Free available here. You can clone the HDD to the SSD using a dock or an enclosure and then swap drives. The procedure using Macrium is here.




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Also, you can install a Samsung 860 Evo 2.5 SATA SSD there available up to 4TB and very fast compared to Spinner hard drives all of these are 2.5 X 7mm will fit since you have a 2.5 x 9mm currently

I also recommend using Macrium Reflect it just work every time with no hassles and is free as long as you only need to Clone or create drive/ssd Images and differential Manual backups  









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Samxung 970 Evo 1TB SSD 2nd SSD 512 GB Hynix


Precision 3440 SFF CTO BASE, VIntel Xeon W-1250 (6 Core, 12M cache, base 3.3GHz, up to 4.7GHz) 16GB 2X8GB DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz (2933MHz requires Intel Core i7 or above) UDIMM Non-ECC Memory Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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Interesting that you were told that since the support page for the 7537 specifies an SSD as compatible. Also have a look at this page from Crucial. They offer a variety of SSDs for your system and guarantee all as compatible. Not difficult to setup using software such as Macrium Reflect Free available here. You can clone the HDD to the SSD using a dock or an enclosure and then swap drives. The procedure using Macrium is here.




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Hey JOcean,

Thank you for getting in touch with me. I had a few emails back and forth with this customer service rep precisely because it struck me as strange the response I was getting so I requested further clarification. It was the Black Friday offer on the Dell SSD which prompted me to ask in the first place as it's an upgrade I've been thinking of doing for a while to help speed up my laptop's processing and load-up speeds.

Do you have a link to that support page which mentions the laptop being compatible with an SSD?

Thank you for the other links as well. I will look into those. As I'm not *that* tech savvy, do you think cloning my HDD and installing a new SSD is something I would be able to do or something I ought to get someone who knows what they're doing?

Thanks again!

Liam

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Hi JOcean,

I should add, I really have no idea what a PCIE interface is or what SATA refers to exactly but was merely sharing what the Dell customer service rep had said to me. Does any of what they said make sense at all as to how it would apply to my model of laptop?

Thanks again,

Liam

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Also, you can install a Samsung 860 Evo 2.5 SATA SSD there available up to 4TB and very fast compared to Spinner hard drives all of these are 2.5 X 7mm will fit since you have a 2.5 x 9mm currently

I also recommend using Macrium Reflect it just work every time with no hassles and is free as long as you only need to Clone or create drive/ssd Images and differential Manual backups  









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Inspiron 13 -7386
16GB RAM
Samxung 970 Evo 1TB SSD 2nd SSD 512 GB Hynix


Precision 3440 SFF CTO BASE, VIntel Xeon W-1250 (6 Core, 12M cache, base 3.3GHz, up to 4.7GHz) 16GB 2X8GB DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz (2933MHz requires Intel Core i7 or above) UDIMM Non-ECC Memory Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
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Thank you Clintlgm and JOcean for your comprehensive replies. It's great to confirm that my laptop can in fact support an SSD drive!

I'll look into seeing how I'd go about getting the SSD you recommend and having it installed in my laptop!

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You can change out a Hard Drive for a 2.5 SATA SSD your self easily. Or any computer repair shop can do it for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LClr3FPg4_4

To get this information you need to log on to support, enter your model number and most importantly Enter your Service Tag Number. 

That will open all the hardware information on your Particular notebook, You should download and read your Service Manual there you will find out how to open your notebook and change out the hard drive.

Amazon, Newegg, and others sell 2.5 SATA notebook SSD's if your Windows is 32 bit then 2TB is maximum you can use a bootable OS Drive 500GB or 1TB is really best for an OS Drive if you have a 2nd drive if not then 2TB will give you a fast OS and booting and still have lots of storage room. 

64-bit Windows can use any size SSD 4 TB is the maximum available currently I wouldn't let a Repair shop charge you retail for a new SSD when you can get yourself at a reasonable price?









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Inspiron 13 -7386
16GB RAM
Samxung 970 Evo 1TB SSD 2nd SSD 512 GB Hynix


Precision 3440 SFF CTO BASE, VIntel Xeon W-1250 (6 Core, 12M cache, base 3.3GHz, up to 4.7GHz) 16GB 2X8GB DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz (2933MHz requires Intel Core i7 or above) UDIMM Non-ECC Memory Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
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