kit654
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The 128G mSATA SSD(half height) can be used? or Dell vostro 5470 just support up to 64G?

I want to install Windows 8 in this 128G mSATA SSD(half height).

Thanks~

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zarriskem
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I am in Malaysia and I interested to purchase a Vostro 5470 i5, But with no mSATA.

Would I be able to add my own? Is the slot available in the units that do not come with a mSATA? As I called up dell and they said its built in but the manual available online says its removable or able to be installed.  Please someone help with the confusion. 

I'll still purchase it and hope to see an empty slot for one when I open it up! 

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MarcioFT
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Hi, I have a Vostro 5470 core i7 with 8GB DDR3, one mSata (128GB) and one SSD (Samsung 840 Pro Series 512gb slim).

And, I use the mSata as boot drive.

The problems that you probably will have:

1) The mSata must be the model Half-Size: mSATA Mini (size 25 x 31.5 x 3.26mm).
The default size (50.95mm x 30.0mm x 4.1mm) doesn't fit.

2) The SSD must be slim (size 100 x 69.85 x 7 mm).
The default size (100 x 69.85 x 9.3mm) don't fit.

3) And, to transfer the boot of windows 8/8.1 to the SSD, I used the software Paragon Migrate OS to SSD V.4.

The Dell Support in Brazil refused to help me.
First, they said that I would lose the warranty.
After, they said that they don't support this problem, and don't explain how to make this change.
So, I had to find out for myself.
Now, I'm satisfied, because I have a good performance (8,1 to primary hard disk in Windows Experience Index).
And, I know, that I can't count on Dell Support.
I hope help you.


Regards.
Márcio Freire Teixeira.

MarcioFT
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Finally,
Vostro 5470 comes with a slot mSata "mini Half-Size" available.
You can buy your mSata and insert into the notebook.
I did all the changes by myself.
Regards.
Márcio Freire Teixeira.

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WessClemente
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Hi, Marcio, how are you doing? I'm from Brazil as well, São Paulo.

I just bought a dell 5470 and I found this topic about the mSata.

Could you help me please?

1) I'd like to buy this one of 128 gb, I'd like to use mSata and the 500 gb hdd as a storage.

Where did you buy it?

2) I can't find a link to download a Windows 8.1 iso, Do you have the link?

Thanks in advance!

Obs: your answers here has helped me a lot!

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RE: New Vostro 5470 Does it have mSATA port ?

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Hi,

Windows 8.1 download link (Use your windows win 8 product key only )below here.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

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WessClemente
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Hi VINOTH_VINGO,

But I'd like a iso, How I'll install the Win you sent me through usb boot?

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MarcioFT
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RE: New Vostro 5470 Does it have mSATA port ?

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Hi WESSCLEMENTE,

1) About mSata I bought in amazon.com :

Emperor Disk 128GB mSATA Mini (Half Size) SATAIII SSD (Upgrade Version - Faster Write Speed)  

Price $118,00

Ships from and sold by M-Factors Storage.

  • mSATA Mini (Half Size) SATAIII (MO-300B Variation B)
  • Support TRIM, SMART, Bad Block Mgmt, ECC, Wear Leveling
  • Sequential Read 512MB/s, Write 200MB/s
  • SIze: 30mm*26.8mm*4mm; Weight 32~50g
  • Note: Only works with systems with mSATA standard connector. NOT compatible with Mini PCIe slot for WWAN/wireless cards

You can use 'Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0' to migrate.

2) You answered in the next email.

Regards.

WessClemente
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RE: New Vostro 5470 Does it have mSATA port ?

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Olá MARCIOFT,

Valeu! Warm regards.

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nohackmove
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RE: New Vostro 5470 Does it have mSATA port ?

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At the second post your question was already answered.

I supports Half size mSata and maximum 128gb

I was nearly buying a normal size mSata it did not have support at Vostro.

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