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Latitude E7440 hard drive size? 9MM? 7MM? mSATA?

PCIe?

Can't find this info anywhere.  I have some 7mm SSD drives I want to deploy with these.   However, if it's PCIe, I might go that route too.

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Hi,

If You will order E7440 with standard HDD, it is in fact 5mm HDD fitted in a pair of rubber distances which make it 7mm :)

So 7mm HDD/SSD fits just fine(for me it is Intel 520 Series SSD), without any modifications in standard hdd frame.

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You can take the SSD mini card, plug that into the WWAN slot, and then install any 7mm HDD in the SATA slot. That's what I did. Got the Hitachi 1TB drive, and I am very happy with it.

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Looks like it takes one standard 2.5" drive - the mSATA is optional (and if it's not ordered from the factory with an mSATA drive, the connector is not installed in the system.

3 Silver

Hmm...  Of course in the product customization tool, it only tells you the size in GB, and not if it's mSata or 7mm, or 9mm.

Search through the support/specs manual too.

Sigh.

PS: There are two 'standard' sizes of 2.5" drives.  7mm or 9mm.

10 Diamond

There are actually four - 5, 7, 9.5 and 12.5.

7 mm will fit just fine -- 5 will as well, but I wouldn't count on 9.5 or larger.

5 Tungsten

Hello Sammyc53,

The Latitude E7440 was only tested and shipped with 5mm drives. It requires a 5mm bracket (support frame). Dell part number for the support frame is FCN4M. 

 

You may contact Dell Spare Parts and order it. Contact number for Dell Spare Parts sales team # 1-800-357-3355 (US Customers only).

Hope this helps!

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2 Bronze

Hi,

If You will order E7440 with standard HDD, it is in fact 5mm HDD fitted in a pair of rubber distances which make it 7mm :)

So 7mm HDD/SSD fits just fine(for me it is Intel 520 Series SSD), without any modifications in standard hdd frame.

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I am very interested in this subject. When you put in the 7mm HDD, weren't there any issues with that orange flat cable-strip underneath it? (See pic.)

It seems to make it difficult to build in the 7mm drive...

Also is there a product number on the frame? Since I got the E7449 with an SSD, I have to order the frame...

Thanks!

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2 Bronze

Hi, 

There is no problem with that orange flat cable, it just sit's under the 7mm ssd :)

there is no problem to fit 7mm ssd/hdd, it fits perfectly - i am using intel 520 series SSD in a standard HDD frame.

feel free to ask any more questions :)

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2 Bronze

Thanks so much for your quick reply! : )

In my laptop the orange cable is curved like in that picture (the pic is taken from the manual), and I would have to really force a 7mm HDD down on it to make it fit. I am wondering if that could damage the orange cable.

But the most important issue: how did you fixate your 7mm HDD in there? The frame from the SSD can't be used, and I can't find anything online...

2 Bronze
2 Bronze

I did a bit more research on the subject, and it basically boils down to finding this HDD caddy for the laptop:

Any info on the availability?

Thanks so much!

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