After a few hours on with tech support asking them why it doesn't specify that the hard drive is not upgradeable on certain 3452 laptops I was able to discover it is based on the CPU option (Celeron N3050 CPU and Motherboard are embedded drives, no connector, the Pentium N3700 CPU and Motherboard have the connector for a swappable drive, may be others but this is verfied).
As I said above the motherboard with the fast quad core CPU (N3700) has the connector and I was able to grab one on ebay for $75USD (Dell Inspiron 14 3452 Intel Pentium N3700 Quad Core to 2.4GHZ Motherboard JX7F0) JX7F0 is the part number. I was basically told that I'm SOL even though it never specified when I bought the laptop (and I am still in Warranty) that the upgrade path was NIL. Insult to injury I will also need to buy a drive caddy and a cable ($25-$30USD) a bit much to spend on a cheap laptop but hey, it will squeeze a little longer out of laptop's life.
Only way I can see is to use the only other Sata port via the optical drive through the use of an extension. Losing the built in optical and going with usb optical. Can't help on the memory side though.
The eMMC version is essentially a glorified Windows tablet - the eMMC SSD is the only internal storage and nothing more can be added - there is no other port on the mainboard that will take any other internal storage, nor is there an optical drive.
There IS a version of this system that ships with a hard drive -- but it uses a different mainboard. If you want that option (you CAN change the HDD for an SSD on that model), return the existing system and order or purchase a new one. The only way to have that option with your current one is to change the mainboard - which will easily cost more than 50% of the original purchase price.
like others I bought this on sale as an emergency backup. I didn't even consider the possibility that Dell would install windows 100 and sell a computer that can't really run windows 10. Came with 6.19 gig free space. The thumb drive they sold as an add on at a very reasonable price has has more than twice the space 64G. So I have a web browser/ mp3 player if I can install a music program on the thumb drive.
Could just learn more about linux or resort to the circular file but in any case, after 25 or more years I've got my last DELL
So, what's the largest/latest SD card that this Inspiron 14 3452 can support?
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Question: Since you were the first one to ACTUALLY seem to know that the Insp 14 3k series has an eMMC drive ONLY. ... TAG Your It... 🙂
Is there a drive adapter kit or remote sata multi-connect for installing an actual HDD/SDD in the provided space.
I'm thinking this because this same chassis is used on a large number of Inspiron series using a similar screen size.
Thank you. I would like to try your solution. When I get to step 3, I'm not sure what a 64gb sd card is? And does it get installed internally?