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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi Tarak Abu Adam,

Welcome to the Community,

I've checked and I am not able to find this Part number N7J97 in our database.Could you double check and may I know from where you got this part number?

Part number N7JHH is the only part number I could find  for daughter board with the mSATA slot for system model Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520.

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Salaam

Ok, so can you please check if there any N7JHH in stock, in hte US or UK.  I really need this part in order to install my msata ssd in to my laptop.  Thanks

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi Tarak Abu Adam,

To check for part availability you will need to contact Dell Sales at 1-877-717-3355  and check with Spare parts department.

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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I finally was able to buy a daughter board (N7JHH) on Ebay. Now I need to buy an msata ssd, 128GB.  I want to buy Samsung because they have better performance.  I have found two different models from Samsung in 128GB and they are

- MZMPC128HBFU

- MZMPA128HMFU

Can you tell me if either one of these will be compatible.  Or can I buy a 128GB ssd from Dell?  I heard that Dell uses Samsung drives, can you tell me if this is true and if so what model do they use in 128GB size?

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi Tarak Abu Adam,

Inspiron 15R SE 7520 which is shipped with factory installed mSATA comes with only 32 GB mSATA card( Samsung PM810 32GB FULL MINI SATA2 SSD).This system model is not shipped with 128 GB mSATA SSD from factory.However other users have installed 128 GB mSATA SSD  and it worked(User  DomFrance67 in this thread used  Crucial m4 128GB and confirmed it worked on his system).

Either of the models you have posted should work on your system though I haven't come across any one who has tried those models and confirmed its compatibility.

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi Everyone. Finally I've installed my daugther board with m-sata port and 128gb Msata SSD.

I've installed Windows 7 in it cause I still like it more than Windows 8.

Since my unit came without an msata port and of course without an SSD, I'd like to know which would be the best configuration I should take in order to optimize performance.

My actual configuration is:

Sata Operation: Changed from AHCI to Intel Smart Response Technology (Thought would be the right one having SSD)

Boot: Enabled Legacy Operation (Otherwise Windows 7 would not install)

I've also installed Intel Matrix Storage Manager Drivers in Windows 7. I didn't create a Raid 0 between the SSD and HDD.

When I tryied to install Intel Smart Techonology Response I got an error saying that my system didn't meet the basic requisites.

My questions are:

1)Is this the best configuration for speeding Up my laptop. If not Which should be my Setup Configuration considering these components?

2)I couldn't enable Intel Rapid Start Technology from Setup since I didn't create the 8gb Partition in the SSD.  Does it worth it? I know that with this option I wont have the Hibernate option but It's ok since with the SSD it takes more time to start up from Hibernation rather than from a fresh start.

3)Should I create a RAID0 with Intel Matrix Storage Manager? If not, Should I use this driver?

Any other suggestion would be welcomed

Thanks In Advance!

Nicolas

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Hi, Any suggestions about the setup configuration for a 7520 that didn't have an msata installed and now has a 128gb mSata and the original 750gb HDD?

Thanks

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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How to order/purchase this daughter board with mSata (with US delivery)? The part number is N7JHH (as I googled it)...

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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Hi Roshan,

Can I send to you my Service Tag number to check has my laptop mSATA daughter board or not?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Installing mSATA card on Inspiron 15R special edition (7520)

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If you have  15" model, and did not order it with the mSATA drive, you do not have the daughterboard.

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