The Inspiron 24 7000 (7459) is very clear in its confusion. The Specifications document clearly states the machine will accept an m.2 supplementary storage device (http://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-24-74...while the service manual clearly states the device is mSATA. (http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/inspiron-24-7459-aio/inspiron-24-7459-aio-v1/Procedure?...)
Can someone please tell me which is it?
Hi major bystander,
Thanks for posting and bringing this to our attention. I've contacted the manuals team and the Level 2 technicians to figure this out and make a change to the manuals.
I'll post back when I have an update, thanks for your patience.
I removed the base cover and found 'm.2' stenciled on the system board net tot the part so presumably that's what it is.
However, it's not clear exactly which m.2 form factor will work. Browsing the web I learned there are at least two m.2 forms, 42mm and 80mm in length. I think the larger capacity m.2 SSD's, e.g, 500GB or 1TB, rely on the larger form and it's not clear whether these can be accommodated. They may work electrically but may not physically fit. It would be nice to have this clarified as well.
I'll check with them and see. Thanks for your patience.
The information in the comprehensive specifications is correct, One 32GB M.2 SSD will fit. They are changing the manuals to reflect this.
Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
Thanks for following up.
I'm still wondering, though, whether the system will recognize SSD's larger than 32GB, and to what benefit?
I'm about to pull the trigger on a 512GB m.2 SATA SSD in order to migrate the entire system but naturally that only makes sense if the system will recognize a 512GB m.2 SSD and whether I can select that as the boot drive.
I'm looking at doing the same thing and would like an answer too.
I opened up the pc and can confirm that it needs a 42 mm length m.2 ssd. This limits the available options. This seems to be the best one I could find: http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-256GB-MTS400-Solid-TS256GMTS400/dp/B00KLTPUG4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect...
Can someone from Dell please confirm that it is possible to boot up fro the m.2 ssd slot? (That is after swapping out the existing 32gig drive with the one linked and transferring the OS etc). Could you please advise?
Can someone from Dell please confirm that it is possible to boot up from a drive in the m.2 ssd slot?
(That is after swapping out the existing 32 gig drive with the one linked above and transferring the OS etc).
I really would appreciate a response before I go ahead with the purchase.
i'm not from Dell but I have purchased this model and installed M.2 512Gb (42 mm!). It can boot from m.2 as from hdd. But I just installed a new Windows 10 to m.2 ssd and it appeared in boot menu as a new system. So boot from EFI is done from hdd and the system is installed on SSD. this method leaves the original hdd as before, original restore partitions and other stuff.. I remember someone explained with example on 2350 older model, that you can remove original hdd, install fresh on SSD, then swipe everything from HDD so that you have only one system and full boot from SSD. anyway booting can be done from any device via uefi: hdd, m2 ssd, usb flash
btw, the only 42mm m2 ssd that i found is transcend and it worked.
my other problem in 7459 that it has electrical noise from motherboard, especially when the screen is turned off,... very annoing noise. its not fan, not hdd, looks like electronic throttles on the motherboard.
Who is using 7459, do you have such noise coming from it?