czarcasm
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How to replace XPS 15 9550 hybrid drive with SSD

Hello,


I have a Dell-refurbished XPS 15 with a hybrid drive and want to replace it with an SSD. What are the procedures for doing this? For example, I heard that hybrid drives are installed with RAID mode so I should install my SSD in AHCI mode?

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RE: How to replace XPS 15 9550 hybrid drive with SSD

Which model XPS 15?  L501x, L502x, L522x, 9550, etc?

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czarcasm
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RE: How to replace XPS 15 9550 hybrid drive with SSD

9550

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RE: How to replace XPS 15 9550 hybrid drive with SSD

It depends - are you planning to install a 2.5" SSD or an M.2 NVMe drive?

Make a set of recovery media if you're planning the latter - you will need it to load the OS on the NVMe drive.

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