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Third SSD in Dell Precision 7520 WWAN slot

I have recently purchased a Dell Precision 7520 with a 2.5" sata SSD and a m.2 pcie SSD. Can I install another ssd into the WWAN slot?

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Re: Third SSD in Dell Precision 7520 WWAN slot

 

It seems like the answer is yes - that said, it won't take a 2280 card -- you'll need a 2242 card size.

 

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Re: Third SSD in Dell Precision 7520 WWAN slot

I bought a Toshiba 2242 PCIe SSD from Amazon.

It does not work for dell 7520 in the NGFF slot.

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Typically these slots are mSata only if they support a drive.   not NVME

at least on the previous models.

 

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Did you ever get this working? I have tried a Transcend M.2 SATA III drive (it's an M.2 B+M connection type) It doesn't show in the BIOS or Device Manager...so obviously nothing in Disk Manager! If we cannot, it would seem a bit backwards from Dell. My old M4800 you could have two SSDs and a CD drive (which if you wanted could be converted).
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@JimiScott wrote:
Did you ever get this working? I have tried a Transcend M.2 SATA III drive (it's an M.2 B+M connection type) It doesn't show in the BIOS or Device Manager...so obviously nothing in Disk Manager! If we cannot, it would seem a bit backwards from Dell. My old M4800 you could have two SSDs and a CD drive (which if you wanted could be converted).

So, you have a Dell Precision 7520 laptop?

There are sometimes other ways to get multiple SSDs working (in virtually any recent machine).


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Re: Third SSD in Dell Precision 7520 WWAN slot

Tesla, thanks for the reply.

Yes I have a 7520, but it's full....already with 2 SSDs. 

I was hoping (perhaps naively) that we could install a third into the WLAN slot.

My old Precision 4800 had a dual WWAN/mSata port and I have an SSD installed into that.

The 7520 has freed up without a DVD drive, but has also removed the dual purpose for the WWAN slot.

Win! Win!

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@JimiScott wrote:

 

1. Yes I have a 7520 ... The 7520 has freed up without a DVD drive,

2. but it's full....already with 2 SSDs. 

 


1. That machine looks real nice. I say good riddance to the optical. If you really need it (ie twice a year ?) better to just use a USB one ... IMO.

2. Yeah, sounds like it is full. If you really need more internal storage, I suppose you could upgrade one or both to larger ones. With things like USB-HDD, NAS, and cloud ... I've never had a large need for local storage on a laptop.


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Thanks.

I have tried everything and it looks to be no go.

I can only assume the port is a pure WWAN slot.

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@guo_j wrote:

 Can I install another ssd into the WWAN slot?


Typically no.

While other cards might fit ... usually only a wireless-card will actually work in a WLAN slot.


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