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M2 SSD 42 mm in WWAN from Dell Latitude E7240 and 7270

The title holds in principle the whole question:

"M2 SSD 42 mm in WWAN from Dell Latitude E7240 and E7270 "

Is it  possible to install it for Dells issued as type in NL, the Netherlands?

It was seen in other Latitudes, but so far I cannot find anything for the E7240/E7270.

Thanks.

Andre

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For the E7240 in question, we cannot confirm what we did not test. Whether any of the SSD will work in a WWAN slot is unknown by Dell.


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Read his last post - that confirms it.

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I do not see any documentation that we tested/validated a M.2 SSD in the 2013 Latitude E7240 WWAN slot. The parts page only list the mSATA SSD for #2 slot. Perhaps another user who has attempted this can post their findings.


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Thanks for your fast reply.

It comes from this (just found it back... sorry couldn't find it 1st...):

tomtomic.wordpress.com/.../

So wonder whether this port in the E7240/E7270  is also suitable for this purpose but due to the size limited to 42 mm M2 types.

Left you see the WWAN and right the standard SSD in the  Dell Latitude E7270.

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Beware:  mSATA is not m.2 -- the two form factors are not the same.  While it may be possible (though unsupported by Dell) to put an mSATA SSD in the WWAN slot, it will not be possible to fit an M.2 SSD into it -- M.2 drives require NGFF slots -- they won't fit into PCIe slots designed for WWAN/mSATA cards.

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Yes you're right, was a little bit too enthousiastic.

The 13:03 hour reply holds the weblink that says:

a MSATA SSD in the MSATA WWAN

So... I apologize for the mix up.

So having this said, it should then be possible?

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Sounds like it should be -- that said, don't run the OS from that drive.  You'll be trading a 6G/s or better M.2 drive for (at best) a 3G/s (and more likely a 1.5G/s mSATA drive if you do.

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Indeed, I was planning to use a 250GB for the OS in the M2 and try to get a 500 GB for storage on the mSATA.

Tnx so far.

Feel free to add more info.

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Questions: can Dell support confirm this list?

My personal question: Is this information correct for the E7240?

Continue my search for info:
As I wanna be 100% sure before I buy a machine, searched further for more proof.

Found this very interesting thread:
superuser.com/.../will-a-sata-ssd-drive-work-in-wwan-minipcie-slot

which led me to this url

www.mydigitaldiscount.com/msata-ssd-compatability-list.html

Here I found a compatibility list. [View:/cfs-file/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/3518/mSATA-SSD-Compatability-List-_5F00_-My-Digital-Discount-_2D00_-MyDigitalDiscount.pdf:550:0]

Attached it as complete pdf (archive).

As it may be handy for the future discussions: For "Dell only" see the table, cleaned it up, but did not change the original information:

Dell

Alienware

14

Alienware

17

Alienware

18

Alienware

m14x

Alienware

M14X R2

Alienware

M17x R3

Alienware

M17x R4

Alienware

M18x R2

Alienware

r2

Inspiron

13z (5323)

Inspiron

14 (7437)

Inspiron

14R (5420)

Inspiron

14R (7420)

Inspiron

14z (5423)

Inspiron

15 (7537)

Inspiron

15R (7520)

Inspiron

15R SE

Inspiron

15R SE

Inspiron

15z (5523)

Inspiron

17R

Inspiron

17R 5720

Inspiron

17R SE

Inspiron

2350

Latitude

6430u

Latitude

E5440

Latitude

E5450

Latitude

E5540

Latitude

(E5550) 12 7000

Latitude

E6440

Latitude

E7240

Latitude

(E7440) 14 7000

Latitude

E7440

Latitude

E7450

Latitude

ST-LST01

Latitude

XT3

Precision

M3800

Precision

M4500

Precision

M4600

Precision

M4700

Precision

M4800

Precision

M6500 (Dual Core)

Precision

M6500 (Quad Core)

Precision

M6600

Precision

M6700

Precision

M6800

Rugged Extreme

12 (7204)

XPS

11 (9Q23)

XPS

11 (9P33)

XPS

12 (9Q33)

XPS

13 (L321X)

XPS

13 (L322x)

XPS

13 (9333)

XPS

14 (L401X)

XPS

14 (L421X)

XPS

14z (L412z)

XPS

15 (L521X)

XPS

15 (9530)

XPS

15z (L511z)

XPS

17 (L701x)

XPS

17 (L702x)

XPS

17 3D

XPS

18

XPS

8500

XPS

One 2710

XPS

M1210

XPS

M1330

XPS

M1530

XPS

M1710

XPS

M1730

XPS

M2010

Vostro

3360

Vostro

3460

Vostro

3560

50mm mSATA PC Motherboards

Any motherboard with the Intel Z68 Express Chipset that offers an mSATA port can use an mSATA SSD as a Cache Drive or Main Drive (System Drive).

SERIES

MODEL

Dell

Alienware

m14x r2

Intel

NUC Kit

D34010WYK

NUC Kit

D54250WYK

NUC Kit

DC3217IYE

NUC Kit

DC53427HYE

NUC Board

D34010WYB

NUC Board

D53427RKE

NUC Board

D54250WYB

NUC Board

DC33217GKE

25mm Half-Size mSATA Mini Notebooks & Tablets

SERIES

MODEL

Dell

Vostro

5470

* Some of these models may ship without an mSATA connector, please check that your device has an mSATA connection before placing your order.
**These models may only accept an mSATA SSD for caching purposes, and may require the use of Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software.

Mobile Devices with 50mm mSATA slots Drobo Mini Portable Storage Array
* Some of these models may ship without an mSATA connector, please check that your device has an mSATA connection before placing your order.

For side-by-side mSATA comparisons and 1.8" microSATA compatibilities, visit the NotebookReview forum.

Don't see your notebook/device listed above?
It could still be mSATA compatible! Leave a comment below with the make/model of your device and we'll look it up. Or check out our M.2 NGFF SSD Compatibility List to see if your device is on there.
Do you have an mSATA compatible device not on this list?

Please, let us know in the comments below and we'll add it to our list!

 

 

 

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For the E7240 in question, we cannot confirm what we did not test. Whether any of the SSD will work in a WWAN slot is unknown by Dell.


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Ok. Clear so far for the E7240.

Can you file a list (pdf) here what laptop of the 12.5 inch ultranotebooks are supported with respect to the WWAN slot and what kind of SSD is supported and if available which SSD are supported?

Thanks so far!

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