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chausm
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SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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Hi team,

My question is the following :

Is it possible to upgrade Latitude E6420 - E6430 from a simple HDD to a SSD disk ? 

Technically, I know that it's possible, but several technicians from Dell sub contractors are sure that there is a lot of issues with this upgrade.

Indeed, in my company, we did this upgrade on a E6430 yesterday for a beta client. This morning, this client called me to report that after laptop switching on, the screen shows " No bootable device found".

Are you aware about this kind of problems ?

Thanks,

Max

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sunk818
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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Why would it be an issue, you are swapping a 2.5" SATA HDD with a 2.5" SATA SSD. Just make sure properly clone the hard drive and re-format the entire HDD after you verify the SSD works okay. We have several people at work who replaced their E6420 with Samsung EVO 500GB SSD. They only rave about how fast their system is now and how they wished they had switched sooner. 

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chausm
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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Thanks but this response doesn't help me ! 

I just need to know if any SSD device is compatible with E6420 - E6430 Latitude serie and what is the best configuration in the BIOS.

In my case, I am swapping the HDD with a SSD and I do a full Windows reload. For the first upgrade, after 1 day, unable to start Windows, the SSD is not recognized in the BIOS anymore.

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sunk818
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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If you didn't change the configuration in the bios and no other hardware failed, your ssd died. Get it replaced and do the process again with a new reputable ssd. Fyi, dell sells configurations of e6430 with ssd pre-installed. There's no issue using ssd.

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sunk818
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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I upgraded me E6440 with a Samsung 850 PRO SSD 512GB. I took the standard 320GB out and swapped it with the SSD after I ran Samsung Magician. There was no BIOS change necessary. Whatever the defaults that come delivered with Dell will be fine to use with the HDD or SSD (when you clone the HDD to it).

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cacoodle
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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I m having the exact same problem, having cloned my HDD to  SSD and attempting to replace the unit in my Latitude 6420 -- following the swap, I keep getting this screen: 

"No boot device found. Press any key to reboot the machine,"

following the preceding messages:

"PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable,"

and

"PXE-M0F:  Exiting Intel Boot Agent."

Max, did you ever find a way to resolve this issue?  I would be grateful, as the replies below don't seem to address the problem I am facing.
Many thanks -- to anyone with feedback here!

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mariushaa
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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Same problem with ssd disk on a E6420.

If I restart the machine, it would not find the disk, resart again and it starts normaly. Everytime.

If I shut down it starts normaly 9 out of 10 times, byt every restart is a problem.

The disk works fine in a lot of other machines.

I have tried 2 different ssd disks with same result.

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chausm
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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The problem disappears with a clean Windows installation, my SSD model didn't like Ghost image. According to my Dell sale, there is no compatibility problem between SSD and E6420 and 6430 BUT it's always better to do a clean install

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abibl
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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My Latitude e6420 has a problem with SSD.

I tried several times with different BIOS settings and with several BIOS versions, including the latest version (A21).

It behave randomly.  Most of the times it doesn't recognize the SSD at all.

Hopefully someone will find a solution for this.

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Borik
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RE: SSD disk upgrade - compatibility with Latitude E6420 - E6430

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I am having a same issue, any resolution to this???

Borik