SHAHKAR
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Vostro 3478 i3 8th gen RAM and SSD upgrade

Hi,

I have purchased dell vostro 3478 with i3 8th Gen 4 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD.

It has 4 gb RAM specification as DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 4GB, 2400, 1RX16, 8G, DDR4, S.

I want to add more 4 gb to it.

Please suggest a 4 GB RAM which is compatible to my PC as 1Rx16 is difficult to get, and costly also.

Can I use ssd in place of optical drive with a caddy and make my pc as ssd+hdd.

Thanks,

SHAHKAR

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Re: Vostro 3478 i3 8th gen RAM and SSD upgrade

SHAHKAR,

Below are the memory specs for your computer. You cannot switch out the optical drive to install an ssd drive. You would need to replace the one you have installed.

 

Memory DDR4 2400 MHz 2 slots supporting up to 16 GB

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Satcool123
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Re: Vostro 3478 i3 8th gen RAM and SSD upgrade

Can I upgrade the HDD with 500GB SSD. The customer care says the maximum size of sdd upgrade possible with this laptop(vostro i3 8th gen) is 250 GB. Is it correct?
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Re: Vostro 3478 i3 8th gen RAM and SSD upgrade

Yes, that is correct. The SSD officially tested with this model is a 256GB SSD.

 

You will need to use a 2.5” SATA SSD as the system does not support M2 or mSATA. However, customers have successfully used a 1TB drive & confirmed working fine.

 

 

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