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Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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Hi, I wanted to ask if you can install a m.2 ssd on this laptop.

On the manual it seems there's a bay for it. See this image:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/635318/Dell-Latitude-E5430.html?page=36#manual

Would anybody be able to clarify that pls?

 

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U2CAMEB4ME
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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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@byebytoad 

Tried 4 different mSATA drives and not one was seen in the BIOS or W10 Disk Manager.

mSATA.PNG

So the E5430's WWAN slot will not work with mSATA drives.

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U2CAMEB4ME
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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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Welcome to the Dell Community  @byebytoad 

Sorry but the E5430 does not have an M.2 slot.

Dell Latitude E5430 Owner's Manual:

https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/04/latitude-e5430/delllatitudee5430_om-v1/working-on-your...

Dell Latitude E5430 compatible upgrades:

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/latitude-e5430

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byebytoad
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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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Hi thanks for your reply.

But if it's that's true that there are not M.2 slots then what's the slot circle in red in this picture?

https://ibb.co/ZYgH8MT

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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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@byebytoad 

That looks like a WWAN slot.

Depending on the model some have been able to install an mSATA in the WWAN slot???

I can pull an E5430 from my warehouse and test it just to make sure but it would not be till next Monday???

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WWAN Cables:

Black/Gray = AUX

White/Gray = MAIN


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byebytoad
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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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Hi thanks for your reply that would be greatly appreciated

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Thanks @nyc10036 

It's been established it is a WWAN slot.

On Monday I'll be testing if an mSATA SSD will work in the WWAN slot.

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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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LOL.

A mSATA SSD works in my Latitude XT's WWANT slot.

LOL.

 

 

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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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@byebytoad 

Tried 4 different mSATA drives and not one was seen in the BIOS or W10 Disk Manager.

mSATA.PNG

So the E5430's WWAN slot will not work with mSATA drives.

Best regards,

U2


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byebytoad
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Re: Dell Latitude e5430: can you install a m.2 drive?

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Thanks a lot for your help

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