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June 11th, 2024 19:49

E5440 HDD Thickness

Hello all,

I just bought a used E5440 that I'm going to turn into a Linux machine.  What I'm wondering is:
1. Can this use a SATA SSD hard drive?
2. Are there any constraints with the thickness of said hard drive?

I ask the latter as I got burned by this when replacing the SATA data drive in my gaming MSI laptop.  If it has to be thin, I'll look for that.

I'm hoping I can use it as-is, but I have bad luck with hard drives.

thanks.T

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June 11th, 2024 19:55

2.5" and 7 mm is the size of the drive.  Most SSDs are slimmer -- you may need to use a spacer to mount an SSD, but a SATA SSD will work.

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June 11th, 2024 21:14

@ejn63​ 

And will any flavor of SATA work as long as it's the right size?

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June 11th, 2024 23:23

They're all the same, so yes -- as long as it's a desktop/mobile drive (not an Enterprise/SAS drive).  

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June 12th, 2024 05:10

Well then, my MSI has a bunk design.  Which...seems likely given that the rating for opening it was pain 

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June 12th, 2024 12:10

Yes, the Dell E5440 can use a SATA SSD hard drive. Ensure the SSD is 2.5 inches in size and 7mm in thickness to fit properly.

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