Orcrone
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SSD and HDD in a Latitude Laptop

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I just purchased a Latitude 5580 laptop with a 128 gbyte m.2 ssd. I'd like to add some more storage. Can I put a second SSD or an HDD in this laptop or am I limited to one drive.?

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RE: SSD and HDD in a Latitude Laptop

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It looks like there's space inside for a 2.5" hard drive or SSD (you'll need to check to see whether the mounting hardware is there for the drive - very often systems that ship without drives don't come with the bracket and/or cable necessary to mount the drive.

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Orcrone
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RE: SSD and HDD in a Latitude Laptop

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Thanks. I'm not sure how to tell if I have the required hardware. The manual describes in detail how to remove and install the SSD, but does a much worse job with the HDD, not even including any drawings to show where it mounts.

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jphughan
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RE: SSD and HDD in a Latitude Laptop

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Looking over the Service Manual, while it is indeed strange that the description is so short and doesn't include any diagrams like most of Dell's service manuals, the space inside the laptop for a 2.5" HDD will be very obvious, so I'd just open it up and see what you have there. If you have a bracket and ribbon cable, you're good to go.  If you just have a big chunk of empty space, then hopefully a Dell rep here can give you the part numbers for the bracket and ribbon cable so you can order them through Dell Spare Parts.

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