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akin67
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Installing Solid State Drive on Vostro 460

I am ordering a Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB SSD to install on my two year old Vostro 460.  From what I understand I need to also order a SATA III cable, and a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket to install the 2.5" SSD into the 3.5" drive bay on the Vostro.  Does anyone know if I also need to order a SATA power cable?  Does the Vostro have an extra unused SATA cable or is this something I need to purchase?  Exactly what will I need to order?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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RE: Installing Solid State Drive on Vostro 460

You shouldn't need a power cable, no -- and you can order the drive as part of a desktop upgrade kit that will include the data cable, mounting bracket and screws you'll need (usually it's less expensive to do that than to buy the parts separately).

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rdunnill
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RE: Installing Solid State Drive on Vostro 460

I've never bought special SATA 3.0 cables of any type. The bracket is needed, however, and I recommend Silverstone's unit, which has all the connection points of a standard 3.5-inch hard drive.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817997046

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