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dell 3542 compatility ssd samsung 860 evo


My name is Steaphen and i would like to ask you about  compatibility between my  dell laptop and an ssd , because i am so confused.

I have bought a dell laptop on December  2015.( Dell Inspiron 3542 15.6" intel core i7-4510U/8GB/1TB/GeForce840M).My laptop is out of warranty.

I need to upgrade my hdd to ssd. My hdd  has problem after 3 years of using it  and is almost "dead", so i decide to upgrade to ssd instead of a new hdd.

I  communicated yesterday with dell in greece and they told me that i cannot put an ssd on this laptop (they told me that my laptop has not an "e sataport" or an "n sataport"..i am not sure how they pronounced it to me and i didnt realise it..) They also suggested to me to see the specifications of dell inspiron 15 3542 on dell΄s site at manual and documents category. I saw the pdf file and it is written the following information:



SATA 6 Gbps for hard drive / SATA 3 Gbps for optical drive

Hard drive

One 2.5‑in drive (supports Intel Smart Response Technology)

Optical drive

One 9.5 mm DVD+/‑RW drive)

Αnyway, on the other hand i also communicated with a guy on pcsteps (it is a site about computing in greece) and he told me that my laptop΄s storage can definately be upgraded to ssd. He suggested me to buy the SSD SAMSUNG MZ-76E500B/EU 860 EVO SERIES 500GB 2.5'' SATA3 with 5 years of waranty.

Now i am so confused. I want to buy this ssd but i dont know if there is compatility about this ssd and my laptop. I dont want to buy something that i couldn use it and lost my money.

Can you help me? Can i put an ssd in my laptop? Is there compatility about this ssd and this model of dell΄s laptop?

Thank you

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