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Inspiron G7 17-7790, use two SSD?

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I've just ordered a New Inspiron G7 17-7790 laptop. In the Setup and Specs PDF, it says (regarding storage):

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Your computer supports one of the following configurations:
• One 2.5-inch hard-disk drive
• One M.2 2280 solid-state drive
• One 2.5-inch hard-disk drive and one M.2 2280 solid-state drive
• One 2.5-inch hard-disk drive and one M.2 Intel Optane memory

The laptop configuration has an M.2 SSD drive and a 2.5 SATA 5400 HD.  Can the SATA drive be replaced by a 2.5 SSD (i.e., will there be a problem running two SSD rather than one of each)?

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DarkOneX2
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Re: Inspiron G7 17-7790, use two SSD?

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Not sure what Chris was talking about, sounds like he didn't read your question right.  Yes I just did this today, I took out the 1TB 5400RPM HDD and put in a 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD so now I have that plus the 256GB NVME SSD for OS, works great and took all of 10 minutes.

Dell G7 7790 | i7-8750H | 32GB DDR4-2666 | GeForce RTX 2060 6GB | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB NVME | Crucial MX500 2TB SSD | 17" 1080P 60Hz IPS | Logitech G502 Proteus Core mouse | Windows 10 Pro
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Re: Inspiron G7 17-7790, use two SSD?

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Just like the PDF, the Dell USA sales site only list one SSD and one HDD.

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128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)

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256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)

 

So what you are asking was never tested/validated by Dell. In theory only, you would remove the HDD (page 31), install a 2.5" SSD in its place using same hard drive assembly, then get a 3rd party SATA to SSD converter to attach to the SATA interposer.

 

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DarkOneX2
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Re: Inspiron G7 17-7790, use two SSD?

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Not sure what Chris was talking about, sounds like he didn't read your question right.  Yes I just did this today, I took out the 1TB 5400RPM HDD and put in a 2TB Crucial MX500 SSD so now I have that plus the 256GB NVME SSD for OS, works great and took all of 10 minutes.

Dell G7 7790 | i7-8750H | 32GB DDR4-2666 | GeForce RTX 2060 6GB | Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500GB NVME | Crucial MX500 2TB SSD | 17" 1080P 60Hz IPS | Logitech G502 Proteus Core mouse | Windows 10 Pro
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