sashika90
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dell studio 1558 with ssd

Hey guys, I have a 1558 with a 540m 2.53 i5 pros and 6 gb of ram along with a 500gb hard disk. I want a ssd to speed up my system. Are there any known issues in using a intel 330 or 520 120gb ssd. Any tips of bios options i need to turn off or anything ?. Any advise ?

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Re: dell studio 1558 with ssd

Hi sashika90,

Dell has tested Studio 1558 with 128 GB and 256 GB SSD. The drive itself comes in a 2.5-inch form factor. You can use either of Intel 330 or 520 series SSD that might work with computer. You can also compare the specifications for both from the links: http://intel.ly/XFu9SE and http://intel.ly/URY1cj 

There are so specific settings to change in system BIOS. You can simply remove the older hard drive and can install a new one. To know detailed instructions on replacing the hard drive, you can check the link: http://dell.to/VoO3Sl 

Please reply for further clarifications. 

Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
#IWork4Dell 
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sashika90
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Re: dell studio 1558 with ssd

Hey,

Just to clarify, so you guys have tested the 1558 with both of these intel drives and there should be no issues at all in just doing a plug and play with either ssd.

Thanks

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sashika90
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Re: dell studio 1558 with ssd

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Re: dell studio 1558 with ssd

Hi sashika90,  

Both Hard drive and SSD have sata connectors. A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. Solid-state is an electrical term that refers to electronic circuitry that is built entirely out of semiconductors whereas Hard Drives use a magnetic media.

Unlike flash-based memory cards, an SSD emulates a hard disk drive, thus easily replacing it in most applications. An SSD using SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) or DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory), instead of a flash memory, is often called a RAM-drive. You can also refer to link: http://dell.to/UzH8F6

HDD shipped with your computer was SATA II and the Intel SSD is SATA III. SATA III is backward compatible, so it should work with the computer. However, it will work at speed of SATA II. Therefore you might not get a considerable increase in performance. However, SSD drives are most reliable in case of data storage and safety. 

Hope it helps. 

Thanks and regards,
DELL-Chinmay S
#IWork4Dell 
To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go here

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danielversola
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Re: dell studio 1558 with ssd

I installed a ocz ssd drive into a studio 1558 and the drive won't show up in the bios. When (advanced) sata operations "AHCI" is selected the system runs really slow and locks up. I tired changing to ATA and the system doesn't seam to lock up in the bios but the drive still doesn't appear. I also tried updating to the latest firmware also
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