cbrm
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SSD for inspiron 3520

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Greetings, everyone.

Would a 2.5" SATA Internal SSD be compatible and work as main drive in my laptop? Inspiron 15 (3520)

It has an Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz as processor. I'm not sure about the interface since only SATA1/SATA2 are mentioned on its storage specifications, and nowadays there are those SATA3 with better performance. Its original 1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive is what I want to replace.

I have found these ones http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/inspiron-3520#ssdResults

 

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beamermt79
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Re: SSD for inspiron 3520

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You shouldn't have any issues replacing the HDD with an SSD.  Just remember that a SATA 3 will downgrade itself to the SATA 1 or 2 spec of your machine so you will not get top performance out of it, however it will be better then the HDD.

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beamermt79
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Re: SSD for inspiron 3520

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You shouldn't have any issues replacing the HDD with an SSD.  Just remember that a SATA 3 will downgrade itself to the SATA 1 or 2 spec of your machine so you will not get top performance out of it, however it will be better then the HDD.

Ivy li
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SSD always offers you a greater performance whether in SATA 1 or SATA2. you can replace HDD with SSD to gain a greater performance. 

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cbrm
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Re: SSD for inspiron 3520

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Thanks! :Smile: It's astoundingly faster now.

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For anyone reading this and asking if it is Sata III: yes, it is. You will get full 6 GB/s bandwidth by upgrading your existing HDD for an SSD on the Inspiron 3520.

Don't know if the ODD Sata port is too, but the "main" one definitely is.

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Inspiron 3520 - Core i7 3632QM | 8 GB 1600 MHz | Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB | Intel 7260-AC
Optiplex 7020 SFF - Core i5-4690S | 16 GB 1600 MHz | Nvidia GT 1030
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