raphaeljr
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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Justin C, i tried and didnt works

I bought this one: www.amazon.com/.../ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 (to upgrade my corporate laptop)

I have a personal laptop (Dell Vostro 5470) and it is possible to add a SSD m.2 in the WWAN slot.

I will transform this SSD i've bought into ssd external drive

Thanks Justin!

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Orcrone
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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi Justin,

I just purchased a Latitude 5580 laptop with a 128 gbyte m.2 ssd. It appears from your original post that I can add a2.5" SATA HDD to the computer. I have an Intel i5-6300u processor, so I'm guessing it won't transfer data above 2x.

These may seem like some silly questions:

  1. 2x - is that a max rate of 300 Mbytes/second or 3.0 Gbits/sec? So no sense spending extra on a faster drive.
  2. From a practical point of view is a 7200 RPM drive much faster than 5400? For that matter what about 10,000?
  3. Will I need any other parts to install the drive (hardware, cables, etc.)

Thanks in advance.

Marc

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Orcrone
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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Looking through the manual I came across this:

"NOTE: 92 WHr battery supports only SSD card and USB Type-C port, and cannot support 2.5–inch drive."

So I can forget about the HDD

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Greetings Marc,

Thank you for your questions.

The 5580 can't have one 2280 M.2 and one 2.5 inch drive installed at the same time. It can have one 2242 drive and one 2.5 inch drive at the same time. The 2242 goes in the WWAN slot but can only be used a cache drive.

Your choices are one M.2 2280 as boot or one 2.5 inch drive as boot. A battery downgrade to 4 cell, does allow for a 2.5 inch drive to be installed, if you so choose to switch.

And you are correct. 5580 with U processor i5-6300 supports 2X NVME.

Parts required to switch to 2.5 inch:

1x 6F7DD  HDD bracket

1x 6NVFT HDD cable

4x 4270E screw

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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Orcrone
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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Thanks Justin,

According to my service tag my computer arrived with a 4 cell 68WHr battery. Does  that mean I can install a 2.5" HDD using the parts cited above or will I still need to swap out the 2280 SSD for a 2242 SSD?

And now this confuses me: The manual states:

"NOTE: Before installing SSD card, you must make sure that your computer has a 92 Whr battery.". However, it appears mine arrived from the factory with an SSD and a 68 Whr battery.

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi Marc,

Yes, you can install a 2.5 inch drive when you have the 4 cell battery. You'll need to remove the 2280 drive in order to do so. Adding a 2242 to the WWAN slot would be optional at that point.

That user guide bit also does not look right to me. I'm able to configure a 2280 and a 6 cell battery with no errors in my sales tools. I'll see about getting the document corrected.

Justin C

Dell Technical Support L3 | Project Sputnik

Dell Support is also on Twitter! https://twitter.com/DellCaresPRO

 

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Thanks Justin,

Just stating the obvious to make sure I understand:

A 2.5" drive cannot fit with the 2280 m.2 ssd installed. So in order to fit two drives I need to purchase a 2242 m.2 ssd drive. Then I'll have room for a 2.5" drive. Or I can just replace the SSD with a larger capacity SSD, whether 2242 or 2280 size, foregoing the 2.5" drive. Do I have it correct?

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi, I has Dell Inspiron 7460, it come with Sandisk x400 128gb in m.2 ssd slot, I plan to replace it using samsung 960 Evo 256Gb on it because it has same slot m.2 type that is M-Key, does it will support this samsung 960 evo?

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Follow-up question:

Will the M.2 card installed into the 2.5" adapter be treated as a SATA SSD or as an NVMe SSD?

Otherwise, there a kits that will support TWO SSDs in ONE SSD adapter case.  For example, the StarTech.com 2x M.2 SSDs to 2.5" SATA (6Gbps) RAID Adapter Converter with TRIM Support 25S22M2NGFFR

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RE: Dell M.2 / NVME Specifications And Upgrade Requirements For Latitude, XPS, Precision Mobile and Optiplex

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Hi Justin,

I have a 1 month old Optiplex 3620 which is originally equipped with a 512GB M. 2 PCIe-NVMe from Toshiba. At first time the system worked perfectly. However, I never switched off the computer properly, only putting it into hibernation mode.

Last Friday a Windows update was distributed, prompting the PC to reboot. Afterwards the M. 2 was not recognized by the BIOS any more. I contacted Dell support and after some attempts they said I needed a new motherboard and a new PCIe-NVMe.

On Tuesday I tried to start the PC again, which worked to my surprise. I didn't turn it off for 2 days and it runs without problems during this time.

Due to delivery difficulties with the motherboard, the replacement was delayed until yesterday.

I don't want to list all the details here, that would be way too much information. In fact, a total of 2 x motherboards, 2 x Toshiba NVMe and 1 Samsung 960 Pro were tested in all conceivable combinations. But nothing worked, the computer only sporadically recognizes an M. 2, but cannot be booting in this case.

Do you have any other ideas? Dell support will now send me another Toshiba NVMe to exchange. I can already imagine the result of this test.

Thank you for your help.

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