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Retro-fit a Solid State drive to an Inspiron 17 7000 laptop? (and keep the existing HD in there too?)

Hi

Is it possible to ADD a SS HD to this laptop (and ideally keep the existing 1Tb drive too for storage)

thanks in advance

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7- Thorium

RE: Retro-fit a Solid State drive to an Inspiron 17 7000 laptop? (and keep the existing HD in there too?)

Hi EdwardJohnAllen,

I need the exact model. There's an Inspiron model 7000 (very old model), and there are several Inspiron 17 models but I don't see an Inspiron 17 7000.

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RE: Retro-fit a Solid State drive to an Inspiron 17 7000 laptop? (and keep the existing HD in there too?)

Hi

heres the info from the order:

Inspiron 17 7000 Series Touch with 1 Year In-Home plus Premium Phone Support
Inspiron 17, 7737, Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
$1,478.99 1 $1,478.99
Inspiron 17 7000 Series Inspiron 17, 7737
[210-AAXQ]
Operating System Windows 8.1 (64Bit) English
[619-ADTB]
Memory 16GB 2 DIMM (2x8GB) DDR3L 1600Mhz
[370-AAUN]
Keyboard Backlit Keyboard
[580-ABGH]
Video Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M 2GB GDDR5
[490-BBMS]
Driver Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 Driver
[658-BBRG]
Hard Drive 1TB 5400 rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache
[400-AAYK]
CD ROM/DVD ROM Tray load DVD Drive (Reads and Writes to DVD/CD)
[429-AAHP]
Wireless Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2x2 AGN + Bluetooth 4.0
[555-BBJT]
Cable US Power Cord
[450-AAPQ]
Documentation/Disks MUI Documentation
[340-AGUD

thx.

Ed.

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RE: Retro-fit a Solid State drive to an Inspiron 17 7000 laptop? (and keep the existing HD in there too?)

Hi

Could anyone comment on if its possible to put an SSD via a caddy into the DVD drive of an Inspiron 17 7737 (specs above)

thanks in advance

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8 Xenon

RE: Retro-fit a Solid State drive to an Inspiron 17 7000 laptop? (and keep the existing HD in there too?)

From a performance standpoint, you'd be better off replacing the hard drive with the SSD and moving that to the caddy.

The optical drive is likely attached to a 3G SATA connection, while the HDD/SSD is attached to a 6G.

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