that one dude
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SSD upgrade

I'm fairly sure I am right in thinking that that I would not be able to use the below ssd to upgrade the current ssd in my dell inspiron 15r se 7520, but the difference in the specs between the option i think works for sure is so different i thought I would ask.

the samsung has a case and is sata III not msata.

http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7PD128BW

But the plextor does not have a case and is msata.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249030

Do either work?

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RE: SSD upgrade

Hi that one dude,

In order to use an mSATA drive, your laptop must be equipped with the daughter board containing the mSATA slot, as described in this post. The advantage of an mSATA drive is that you could keep your existing drive for additional storage.

If you do not have that daughter board, then the Samsung drive will work fine.

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that one dude
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RE: SSD upgrade

what I would like to do is keep the current 1 tb drive and swap the 30 gb ssd for the 128 gb ssd. So I would have a hybrid setup.

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7- Thorium

RE: SSD upgrade

Yes, that's an ideal setup. Then you need to figure out if you have that daughter board with the required connector.

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that one dude
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RE: SSD upgrade

Would i be right in thinking that if I have a 30 gb ssd now then I do in fact have the daughter board?

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7- Thorium

RE: SSD upgrade

Yes

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that one dude
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RE: SSD upgrade

Just one last question will installing intel rst drivers have any affect on performance since I am not using the ssd as a cache anymore but for my OS?

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7- Thorium

RE: SSD upgrade

You'll still need to use Intel RST but the drive will not be set up  to "accelerate" the system. When you install the RST, it should set up the drives correctly.

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