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May 26th, 2024 22:22

Latitude E5270 - Is it safe to manually add a SATA caddy / WWAN SSD?

Latitude E5270

Latitude E5270

Hello all!

I've recently purchased a used Latitude E5270 (i5-6300U) for light secondary use.

However, the M.2 SATA 256 GB drive I had on hand is small, and the E5270 I purchased didn't come with a SATA cable/caddy - would I be fine to add this myself? Or would it not work due to not originally coming with this laptops config?

(Bonus question, can the empty WWAN slot fit an SSD? I know there's SSD's that fit in the slot, if rarer, but I don't know if this particular mobo would let that fly - and i've read the U class CPU's dont always like that.)

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May 27th, 2024 14:46

I am using a caddy in my Latitude and it works fine (E5430). Just make sure you get the correct caddy height as they come in 3 usual sizes. Measure the height of you optical drive to be sure. They come in 7mm, 9.5mm, and 12.5mm.

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May 27th, 2024 19:26

@JOcean​ Noted on the caddy height - but i'm asking about an HDD caddy, not an optical drive. The E5270 didn't come with an optical drive in any config. Sorry for the confusion!

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May 28th, 2024 03:56

@Cyrix_C9​ Sorry for the misunderstanding. I believe you can have either an M.2 drive or an HDD but not both as the SSD would be located in the same area as the HDD. Have removed the back case to have a look at it yet.

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May 28th, 2024 08:43

@JOcean​ I'll probably stick with an M.2 then? I'll look into the WWAN slot to see if this particular motherboard/CPU lets an unofficial config fly.

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