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jotachin
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Adding HDD to SSD only XPS 9560?

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I'm planning to buy an XPS 15 9560 with only a 256GB SSD, is it possible to install a HDD into the laptop? Does it have an available slot to do so? If it's possible, could anyone reccomend me one or two good 1TB HDDs I could purchase? Thanks.

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ejn63
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Re: Adding HDD to SSD only XPS 9560?

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It's only possible if you have the smaller 56WHr battery.  If you have the 97 WHr battery, the battery takes up the 2.5" drive bay.

 

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ejn63
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It's only possible if you have the smaller 56WHr battery.  If you have the 97 WHr battery, the battery takes up the 2.5" drive bay.

 

jotachin
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Re: Adding HDD to SSD only XPS 9560?

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I see...I'm buying from a website that doesn't specify the battery size. Is there any way to find out from the other specs? And if i happen to have the larger battery, would it be possible to swap it out for the smaller one? Can I even buy the smaller one standalone? Thank you once again

 

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ejn63
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Ask the seller which battery is in the system -- in most cases, configurations other than those that ship with a 2.5" drive have the 97WHr battery.  And while you can swap the battery, that will cut your battery runtime in half -- it may be OK for an FHD system, but don't even consider buying the 4K screen and using it with the 56 WHr battery.  You'll likely see only 3-4 hours of battery run if you do.

 

jotachin
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Thank you, in that case I will consider just upgrading the SSD, but would i have to install things again such as drivers? Also what kind of 1TB SSDs could I use, can it be an SSHD? (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-ST1000LX001-Internal/dp/B00B99JUBQ/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&q...)

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ejn63
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Leave the OS on the existing SSD.  Moving it to a SATA SSD will be about half the speed - and moving it to an SSHD will be immensely slower.

 

samos1111
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Re: Adding HDD to SSD only XPS 9560?

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Also what kind of 1TB SSDs could I use, can it be an SSHD?

Nope, you need a m.2 2280 size SSD, preferably NVMe, I'd suggest the Samsung 970 evo 1TB. 

I assume a SATA type drive would work too, but much slower.