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XPS 8900, SSD compatibility?

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What do I need for the slot on the motherboard.   I guess it is M.2 right ?

Is it SATA or PCI  ?

I found lots of confusing posts and arguments, so I am hoping for a simple answer.

Any suggestions for what models to use ?

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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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All of the SSD sold with the 2015 XPS 8900 were M.2/SATA3.

V2G3V 512GB Hynix SC308
136Y0 512GB Hynix SC300
2P56M 256GB Hynix SC308
7XD6D 256GB Hynix SC300
2MJFT 32GB Hynix SC215

956WW 512GB Liteon CV3
10CN6 512GB Liteon V2G
MGNHV 256GB Liteon V2G
48K88 256GB Liteon V2G
FVPC4 256GB Liteon CV3
Y7Y08 32GB Liteon L6G
4KG53 32GB Liteon S9G
7FM7R 32GB Liteon CS1

2FW53 512GB Micron M600
W21GG 256GB Micron M600

R4FXV 512GB Samsung PM851
CTF2N 512GB Samsung PM871A
TDHH6 512GB Samsung PM871
T8XYW 256GB Samsung PM871A
G79MY 256GB Samsung CM871A
0T52D 256GB Samsung PM871
854HD 256GB Samsung PM851

15MCR 512GB Sandisk X400
PW2MM 512GB Sandisk X300
K0GGC 256GB Sandisk X400
6FFK6 256GB Sandisk X300
2JGHD 32GB Sandisk Z400S

M37PC 32GB Toshiba CG4

See pages 8 and 12 of the XPS 8900 Specifications PDF.

Service Manual =
Page 37 = M.2 slot 1 = M.2/Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card. Next to the blue PCIe x16 slot
Page 44 = M.2 slot 2 = M.2/SATA3 SSD. Right of SATA ports



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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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Yes, Dell does use mSATA. But the word msata was not listed in either guide. The OP original question was, "Is it SATA or PCI?". I was trying to specifically show the SATA3 as to not confuse with PCIe. So =

M.2/SATA3 vs M.2/PCIe



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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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From what I found in the specifications, its an mSATA slot, not M.2 or anything else. Basically if you wish to upgrade it or use that slot, look for an mSATA internal drive. Storage Interface • SATA 3.0 • mSATA Hard drives three Drives supported three 3.5-inch hard drives Solid-state drives (SSD) (optional) one Drives supported one mSATA SSD Optical drives two Drives supported • DVD+/-RW • Blu-ray reader • Blu-ray disc writer
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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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I am talking about the slot on the motherboard not something for a drive bay.  This should be a simple question for a DELL support rep, but I can't seem to get a straight answer.  I even ordered a SATA M.2 card that is supposed to work (according to DELL rep) but I am told by Crucial tech support that it will not, because I need a PCIe card for the motherboard slot.  Who the heck is right ?

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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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All of the SSD sold with the 2015 XPS 8900 were M.2/SATA3.

V2G3V 512GB Hynix SC308
136Y0 512GB Hynix SC300
2P56M 256GB Hynix SC308
7XD6D 256GB Hynix SC300
2MJFT 32GB Hynix SC215

956WW 512GB Liteon CV3
10CN6 512GB Liteon V2G
MGNHV 256GB Liteon V2G
48K88 256GB Liteon V2G
FVPC4 256GB Liteon CV3
Y7Y08 32GB Liteon L6G
4KG53 32GB Liteon S9G
7FM7R 32GB Liteon CS1

2FW53 512GB Micron M600
W21GG 256GB Micron M600

R4FXV 512GB Samsung PM851
CTF2N 512GB Samsung PM871A
TDHH6 512GB Samsung PM871
T8XYW 256GB Samsung PM871A
G79MY 256GB Samsung CM871A
0T52D 256GB Samsung PM871
854HD 256GB Samsung PM851

15MCR 512GB Sandisk X400
PW2MM 512GB Sandisk X300
K0GGC 256GB Sandisk X400
6FFK6 256GB Sandisk X300
2JGHD 32GB Sandisk Z400S

M37PC 32GB Toshiba CG4

See pages 8 and 12 of the XPS 8900 Specifications PDF.

Service Manual =
Page 37 = M.2 slot 1 = M.2/Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card. Next to the blue PCIe x16 slot
Page 44 = M.2 slot 2 = M.2/SATA3 SSD. Right of SATA ports



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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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@DELL-Chris Mwrote:

 

All of the SSD sold with the 2015 XPS 8900 were M.2/SATA3.

 

So, that about covers it, thanks.

However, I've never heard of mSata being called M.2/SATA3 ... that's just too confusing. Like @beamermt79 says, you simply refer to it as "mSata". 

Like the similar looking Mini-PCIe ... you just call it (wait for it) ... Mini-PCIe.


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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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Yes, Dell does use mSATA. But the word msata was not listed in either guide. The OP original question was, "Is it SATA or PCI?". I was trying to specifically show the SATA3 as to not confuse with PCIe. So =

M.2/SATA3 vs M.2/PCIe



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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 motherboard.

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@DELL-Chris Mwrote:

 

1. Yes, Dell does use mSATA.

2. But the word msata was not listed in either guide.


1. Good.

2. Yes, that is unfortunate and confusing. :Smile:

Keep up the good work. :Cool:


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I have the 8900 with a Samsung 256GB M.2 80mm SSD with label: PM851 p/n MZNTE 256 HMHP 000D1.  The drive is full.  I need a 512GB version.  Where can I find this drive - need exact p/n to ensure it will fit and work.

I have scanned the internet for a replacement drive but cannot find one.  Does DELL have the drive for sale?

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Re: I have a straightforward question on SSD for the 8900 mo

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You don't need the same one.

Dell XPS 8920 silver edition
7th gen i7 Intel CPU
Samsung 850 evo SSD for boot
Added front fan
16gb of memory
AMD video/graphic card
I buy a new Dell every 4 years for the last 25 years

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I'm not exactly following your suggestion?  It appears that you are saying scrap my existing 8900 and buy a new one that now has an EVO in it instead of the M.2 SSD?  Be a  little more specific as there appears nothing in your response that addresses my question.

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