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Rugged Extreme 7204

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I am trying to install a  NVMe M.2 on a rugged extreme 7204 and the updated bios does not find the drive.

Can this laptop work with NVMe or only with Msata?

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Re: Rugged Extreme 7204

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Great, ill get the 860 m2 sata ordered.

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Re: Rugged Extreme 7204

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I also had this problem, i want to upgrade my ssd and would love an nvme to work

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Welcome to the Dell Community @SFerg 

Have you removed the "Bottom Cover" to see what your options are???

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme — 7204Series Owner's Manual:

https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/latitude-7204-laptop/lat12_7204om-v1/removing-the-bott...

I have 5 or 6 of this model.

I can pull the cover from one in the morning but it may not be the same configuration as yours.

Best regards,

U2

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Re: Rugged Extreme 7204

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These systems are mSATA only - no M.2 (either SATA or NVMe) support.

 

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Thanks for that very informative information.

You could also include that the mSATA is enclosed in a "Removable" proprietary caddy.

There are no caddies that can include an M.2 SSD.

Since it would be a limited market it would not be profitable.

There are 2 internal connecters but I have not explored any other options.

Until I can do some testing it would be unprofessional of me to suggest anything else.

Regards,

U2

NOTE:

These caddies are so hard to find: " At a good price"

If any one has a source that is under $50 US please PM me.

I can trade E6420XFR original caddies.

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Re: Rugged Extreme 7204

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Hi,

Many thanks for all of the information. I think ive worked out that a samsung 860 evo will fit as it B/M keyed and similar to what is installed now, a crucial mx500.

I wasnt aware that the was a space internally so that could be another option.

Regards, Stephen.

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Be careful with the terminology.  B/M keyed refer to M.2. 

This system uses mSATA - which is a different form factor. It's mini-PCIe SATA:

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-860-evo-msata-1tb-mz-m6e1...

NOT the now much more common M.2 SATA:

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-860-evo-m-2-sata-250gb-mz...

 

 

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Re: Rugged Extreme 7204

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Hi, There is a crucial mx500 M.2 sata ssd installed now. I dont know how to post a pic, but it is definitely an M.2.

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Re: Rugged Extreme 7204

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If you acquired the system used, it looks like someone used an M.2 SATA to mSATA adapter card.

Any M.2 SATA drive that physically fits can be used in this -- but not nVME.

 

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