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Dell G15 5530 Owner's Manual

Installing the solid-state drive


If you are replacing a component, remove the existing component before performing the installation procedure.

About this task

NOTE:Your computer has two M.2 solid-state drive slots, both located on the system board adjacent to the left fan. The procedure to remove a solid-state drive from slot 1 and slot 2 are exactly the same.
NOTE: Depending on the configuration ordered, a M.2 2230 or 2280 solid-state drive may be installed into both slot 1 and 2. If you are installing a solid-state drive into slot 2 by yourself, only a M.2 2280 solid-state drive, paired with a Dell thermal shield is recommended.

The following image(s) indicates the location of the M.2 2230 solid-state drive or the M.2 2280 solid-state drive and provides a visual representation of their respective installation procedures.

Image: Installing the M.2 2230 solid-state drive

Image: Installing the M.2 2280 solid-state drive


  1. Align the notch on the solid-state drive with the tab on the M.2 card slot.
  2. Slide the solid-state drive into the M.2 card slot.
  3. Place the thermal shield on the solid-state drive.
  4. Align the screw holes on the thermal shield with the screw holes on the solid-state drive and system board.
  5. Replace the two screws (M2x4) that secure the thermal shield to the solid-state drive and the system board.

Next steps

  1. Install the base cover.
  2. Follow the procedure in After working inside your computer.

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