GEC99
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Studio XPS 435T/9000 Hard Drive Upgrade to SDD

I need to replace the hard drive on my Studio XPS 435t / 9000 desktop. I know that I can replace it with a new SATA HDD but I'm wondering it I can use a SDD as the C drive and install a standard HDD for storage. Which type of SDD is compatible with this computer (service tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>). Does the motherboard on this computer have SATA III connectors?

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RE: Studio XPS 435T/9000 Hard Drive Upgrade to SDD

Any 2.5" SATA SSD will work (you will need a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter to mount it, but the system has a SATA 3G controller - short of adding a PCIe SATA 6G controller card, you'll see half the maximum performance of a SATA 6G drive.

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Techgee
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Re: Studio XPS 435T/9000 Hard Drive Upgrade to SDD

You can also upgrade the boot or C drive to a M.2 NVMe SSD and get speeds of around 1700 Mb/s.  Requires a PCIe adapter in the x8 slot and a Samsung 950 Pro, which you could get used from, for example, ebay.  See Dell's forums here for details.

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